Canadian Oyster Discovery



Julie Qiu (In A Half Shell) and Michael-Ann Rowe (creator of the Canadian Oyster Festival NYC) are teaming up to take a small group through an interactive tasting Canada's finest oysters.

We will focus on one Canadian region and two varieties from the three unique region and discuss how the environment, climate, and farming technique makes the oyster unique. To complement the lecture, students will receive 10 freshly shucked oysters and a complimentary beverage.


Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia


Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 6:30 - 8:00PM

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | 6:30 - 8:00PM

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 | 6:30 - 8:00PM


In A Half Shell’s Secret Oyster Atelier in Chinatown, NYC. The address is shared after booking has been confirmed.


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About the Instructors

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Julie Qiu

Julie Qiu is an international oyster expert and founder of In A Half Shell, the oyster appreciation website that you’re on. She runs the New York Oyster Lovers Meetup Group and hosts intimate oyster classes, workshops, and events including Bivalve Curious Classes, Oyster Omakase, and more.

Julie is also a co-founder of the Oyster Master Guild, a society of seafood and restaurant professionals and enthusiasts who are committed to oyster education.

Michael-Ann Rowe

Michael-Ann Rowe is an Emmy Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. She is the host of a seafood web cooking series, Put Your Best Fish Forward. Known as the Fishionista, Michael-Ann teaches viewers how to buy, cook and enjoy seafood.

She is also the founder of the Canadian Oyster Festival in NYC.

Follow her on Instagram @michaelannrowe