Walrus & Carpenter Oyster Picnics Return; Slow Food Seattle's Tuna Cannings are Back"/>
Taylor Shellfish Farms is bringing back its Walrus & Carpenter picnics: dreamy moon lit, low tide affairs held at oyster beds in the Totten Inlet in Shelton. For $125, you'll board a bus at Elliott's Oyster House at 6:30 and roll back into town just before midnight. The time in between includes walking on a lantern-lit path to the shore, gathering and gulping Olympias, Kumamotos, Pacifics, and Virginicas, and drinking wine out of schmancy Riedel stemware. There will be a bonfire and bowls of oyster stew, too. In case you were wondering, the event is not affiliated with the Ballard restaurant. Proceeds from the January 8 and February 7 picnics go to the Puget Sound Restoration Fund.
In other fishy news, Slow Food Seattle is hosting its 3rd Annual Tuna Canning January 12. At last check, five slots remained for the events at South Park's Gourmondo Catering Co. at 309 S. Cloverdale St. Carving, packaging, and canning techniques will be covered. Participants go home with a flat of a dozen 12 oz. jars of Albacore.