Oyster Eat presented by ARUBA - Virginia's premier oyster & shellfish event


Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Main Street Station
1500 E Main St.,
Richmond, Virginia, 23219


An Adventurous Night of Sublime Oyster & Shellfish Dishes 

Celebrate the extraordinary versatility and sublime flavors of Virginia oysters and other shellfish at this briny feast, featuring a medley of oys-terrific and shellfish-centric dishes, pescatarian charcuterie, and more paired with a curated selection of fine wine, Scotch, rum, cider, and cocktails.   

From traditional to modern to fusion, this event takes you on a remarkable culinary journey, exploring how oysters and other shellfish can be integrated into a diverse array of recipes that will satisfy those with a curious and adventurous palate.

The delicious cuisine you'll enjoy deserves to be washed down with a wide range of first class beverages, selected to pair well with the food and reflective of the many types of drinks that go well with seafood.

We're devoted to properly educating you about the drinks you taste, which is why we insist that every beverage at Oyster Eat is poured by knowledgeable representatives - whether they be winemakers, distillers, mixologists, distributor representatives, proprietors, or experienced volunteers - capable of explaining about the drinks they are serving you.

Foodies and wine, scotch, rum and cocktail enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy this event.  

Participating Restaurants & Caterers

We're excited to share that Richmond's premier restaurant group, Eat Restaurant Partners, with its 14 acclaimed artisan establishments, has tentatively agreed to participate in Oyster Eat!   In addition, 21 Spoons, lauded by Southern Living Magazine as the Best Locally Owned Restaurant in Virginia, has also committed to join us.   More restaurant partners will be posted soon.

Ticket Package Availability and Build Your Own Package

This event can be purchased a la carte or as part of three discounted ticket bundles, ‘Oyster Grand’, ‘VIP Trio’, and 'SUPER PASS', which you can check out on the Ticket Packages page.  Alternatively, to curate your own experience, you can buy tickets to this event using our “build your own package” and save 15% on 3 events or save 20% on 4.

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Feast on a delicious selection of inventive oyster and shellfish dishes, pescatarian charcuterie and more, with complementary side dishes and artisan desserts.
  • Taste 40+ of highly-regarded wines, Scotch, rum, cider, and cocktails.
  • Receive and keep a beautiful Stolzle Crystal Wine Glass 
  • Be able to use the complimentary coat check.
  • Be provided with free artisanal water throughout the tasting.
  • Be able to use tables, chairs and cocktail rounds throughout the exhibit hall.

Important Information

  • All beverage tables (excluding complimentary water) will end tastings at 9:15 p.m., fifteen minutes before the end of the event.  
  • Only 21 years or older are permitted to enter the event.
  • Smart casual or smart chic attire recommended.
  • All inclusive.
  • Cost of admission is $3.  The remaining costs cover the privilege to consume sampled food and drinks (excluding complimentary water) and the crystal wine glass.
Main Street Station, venue for Oyster Eat