Sunday, March 17 | 4-6pm

Hank's Old Town

Step into the celebration of Women’s History Month with our Second Floor Sessions at Hank’s Old Town. This series of dining experiences promises an evening filled with culinary exploration

Prepare to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of oysters as we partner with Sarah Matheson of Matheson Oyster Co. for an unforgettable workshop on Sunday, March 17.

Upon arrival, savor a tantalizing Oyster Shooter to ignite your palate for the night ahead. Delve deep into the realm of oysters with a comprehensive Oyster 101 class led by Sarah herself. From the intricacies of oyster cultivation to conservation endeavors and the anatomy of these delightful mollusks, Sarah will cover every facet.

Then go on a guided tasting journey featuring an array of oysters: Virginia, East Coast, West Coast, and Kumumoto. Discover the nuances of flavor and texture that each variety offers as we explore different cooking methods, including frying, baking, and stewing. Engage in lively discussions while indulging in various oyster preparations served family-style.

Cap off the evening by mastering the art of oyster shucking under Sarah’s guidance. Get hands-on experience as you try your hand at shucking, unlocking the secrets to this timeless culinary skill.

As a token of appreciation, take home a curated selection of goodies, including half a dozen fresh oysters, an oyster knife, shucking glove, branded oyster towel, Hank’s Cocktail sauce, and recipe cards.


Pssst…catch Chef Jamie Leeds on NBC Washington talking about Women’s History Month.