We’re always looking for ways to make the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour even more special. And when it comes to the Aug. 3 dinner tour stop at Joslyn Peonies in Homer, Alaska, that means an oyster bar!
Guests at this tour stop will have the extra-special add-on of a full oyster bar hosted by Jakolof Bay Oysters as part of the pre-dinner reception.
Jakolof Bay Oysters are renowned for their prime condition – plump, clean and firm – a benefit of slow, pristine, cold-water growth.
And because the flavor of oysters changes with the seasons, the weather, their age, their reproductive cycles and even their very placement within a small bay, a single Jakolof oyster can provide a kaleidoscope of flavors.
There’s the salty taste of the liquor when it first hits the tongue, gliding into a sweet burst as the silky fatty lipids are released, then a smooth sea tang lingers And if you add lemon, shallot mignonette or Tabasco, that extra kick will give you a thirst for a sip of Muscadet or a local beer. A bite of buttered French bread will clear the palate for another round.
In addition to the oyster bar, guests can also create wearable floral flair at the dinner’s popular bout bar before sitting down for a multi-course artisan meal at a community table overflowing with amazing Alaskan peonies!
Oh, and it all takes place smack dab in the middle of fields of peonies in full bloom.
Opportunities like this don’t last long, and just a few seats for this dinner tour stop remain!
Save your seat and then start planning your Alaskan adventure that might also include sightseeing, tours of more Certified American Grown peony farms and fishing excursions.