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Oyster & Sparkling Wine Pairing and Shucking Workshop – At Her Table

Saturday, March 9, 4 – 6 pm
Saints Barrel

Join us for a Farm to Table Experience learning the art of shucking oysters with Margot Kandarian in an educational and entertaining workshop! Saints Barrel Sommelier Sarah Saldo will teach you how to deductively taste and pair sparkling wines with each unique oyster and mignonette. Leave the workshop with a new shucking perspective, sabering skills, mignonette recipes, and tools!

Join Margot Kandarian and Sarah Saldo for an afternoon of shucking oysters and sipping sparkling wines! Margot Kandarian has four years experience as oyster farm supervisor for Morro Bay Oyster Company. She recently launched her own business offering local oysters and Farmer’s Market mignonettes. She is passionate about farm-to-table experiences combining fresh, local ingredients with international unique wines.

Sarah Saldo is Saints Barrel Wine Bar’s Sommelier with a Certified Specialist of Wine. She is passionate about bringing in different women-owned businesses to spotlight at Saints Barrel and creating unique guest experiences through the collaboration of food, wine and music.

Margot and Sarah have been teaming up since the launch of Flying Colors Co. Mobile Oyster Bar, bringing different wine and oyster experiences to downtown SLO.

Join them for a two-hour workshop learning all things oysters, shucking, sabering, and sipping. The beginning of the workshop will focus on oyster farming, anatomy, and cuisine. Margot will walk you through a shucking demonstration before one-on-one instruction of shucking your own oyster with your brand-new personal shucking knife. She will teach you what you need to know to source fresh oysters at restaurants, her favorite mignonette recipes to pair with different beverages, and what life’s like in the day of an oyster farmer. 

While the group enjoys their oysters and sparkling wine flight, Sarah will teach individuals to Saber Champagne before walking guests through a Sommelier “tasting grid” and breaking down how to deductively wine taste.

The workshop will end with additional wine and light bites available to purchase, Q&A, and friendly chats.