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  • Pergola 36 West 28th Street New York, NY, 10010 United States (map)

An Elite Oyster Service paired with Rutte Gin & Genever Cocktails - Featuring Empire Oyster’s Elite Oyster Service & Accoutrement Premier.

Presented by Empire Oyster


To launch the 7th Annual New York Oyster Week we are pairing extraordinary OYSTERS, WOMEN & COCKTAILS! Meet amazing women, enjoy an incredible selection of rare & exotic oysters and pair it all with a collection of magnificent cocktails from Rutte Gin & Genever. Oysters & Cocktails in an elegant private setting in NYC in celebration of some rater special women…what a great way to launch NYOW VII.


Myriam Hendrix Master Distiller of Rutte Gin & Genever

Gretchen & Bridgitte Maxwell: 5th Generation Baywomen & Oyster Farmers From Port Republic, NJ

Angela Anderson & Corrine Ruff: Directors & Producers of The Oyster Farmers


OYSTERS: Enjoy one or two of each of 8-12 varieties of ultra-premium oysters from all over the world. The precise oysters on offer will be posted soon but expect the best of the best from the US, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. Probable Oysters On Offer Include: Taylor Kumamoto (WA), Kusshi (BC), Totten Inlet Virginica (WA), Olympia (WA), Belon (ME), Ostra Libre (Baja, Mexico), Kia Para (New Zealand), Pemaquid (ME), Alligator Harbor (FL), Hog Island Sweetwaters (CA), Island Creek (MA), Matunuck (RI). Those of you who KNOW oysters KNOW this is one hell of a line up. 

COCKTAILS: Oysters will be paired with several creative cocktails featuring Rutte Celery Gin & Rutte Old Simon Genever. The Master Mixologists of Pergola will also be showcasing their signature cocktails plus assorted beer, wine and champagnes which pair well with the amazing curation of oysters and a world-class oyster presentation. 

OTHER FARE: Pergola will be offering a special seafood forward tapas menu for purchase ala carte. There will be much to eat other than oysters!

ACCOUTREMENT PREMIER: Enjoy creative accoutrement for oysters as only Master Mermmelier, Kevin Joseph, can.  

FILM SCREENING: The Oyster Farmers, a film about Oyster Farming in NJ featuring Gretchen & Bridgitte Maxwell

SHUCKING LESSONS: Learn how to shuck with Oyster Farmers Gretchen & Bridgitte Maxwell


OYSTERS UNLIMITED: A new non-profit working to develop shell recycling programs and oyster reef restoration projects, world-wide. @OystersUnlimited

Oysters Unlimited will donate all of the shell from the nights oyster bar to Billion Oyster Project who use them for reef restoration project in New York Harbor.


NYxNY Members: $60 + tax

Members of The OysterHood: $70 + tax

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS: Included in the ticket price are Rutte Celery Gin & Rutte Genever Cocktails AND 2 of every kind of oyster on offer (16-20 oysters per guest). Please Note: Unlike many our events, oyster consumption is NOT unlimited. These are such rare, exotic and expensive oysters that we must regulate consumption of. That being said, there is an enormous value in this oyster service. Also, please note, this is NOT an open bar. Rutte Celery Gin & Genever Cocktails are included in the price. Other beverages and a seafood forward Mediterranean Menu from Pergola will be available a la carte. 

NOTE: Event features subject to change at anytime, without notice. All sales final. Rain or shine. Tickets ARE transferable.