Now, through the watermen’s heritage tour program, visitors to Virginia can experience the time-honored history and traditions of our working watermen up-close and personal.
Cap’n Lee at the dock after it’s first test run
Be sure to check out the Build Your Tour at the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, or Virginia Beach areas.
Please support your local watermen! It’s entertaining, educational, & tasty!
When was the last time you slurped oysters IN the Lynnhaven?
Learn more about our Tours.
The Southern Agenda: December/January 2015 at Garden & Gun November 2014:
There’s no denying that Southern oysters are at their best straight out of the water in late fall and winter. Discover that flavorful fact for yourself during an Oyster Farm Tour on the Lynnhaven River…
Read the rest of the article about Pleasure House Oyster Tours in this issue’s Garden & Gun!
Science of Oysters by Diane Tennant with photography by Eric Lusher for Distinction Magazine Food Issue October 2014:
“You’ve got to remember, there is no food we consume that is more emblematic of the place from which they come,” says Dan Lewis, chef and owner of Coastal Provisions on the Outer Banks.
“What we call an oyster taste, that doesn’t really occur until about eight or 10 chews into the oyster. Then it blooms at that point.” Texture plays a big role in the whole oyster-eating experience, they say.
Ludford Brothers Oyster Company & Eric Lusher working in the Lynnhaven
Chris & Eric Lusher working in the Lynnhaven
Lee Gregory with what it’s all about – the oysters
Thanks to John Fall & Distinction for having us work with Eric Lusher on the photos for this incredibly detailed & entertaining article.
Be sure to check out the entire article entitled Science of Oysters at Distinction.
Lydia Wheeler from Inside Business August 29th 2014:
“There’s a revolution happening,” said Chris Ludford, owner of Ludford Brothers Oyster Co., a boutique oyster grower in Virginia Beach. “In the last four to five years we’ve regained a foothold in a younger population of oyster eaters.”
“The salinity of the water, whether it’s grown in a bag or in a cage, whether it’s in a marsh or in the middle of a salt flat, contributes to the different merroir of an oyster,” Ludford said. “In Virginia, we have seven regions and seven unique flavors.”
Ludford describes the Pleasure House oysters he raises in the Lynnhaven River as slightly briny with a sweetness that comes to the palate with the body of the oyster.
“It’s like jumping through the wave at the beach,” he said. “It’s all-encompassing.”
Be sure to read the entire article entitled The Virginia oyster is back at Inside Business – The Hampton Roads Business Journal.
VIRGINIA OYSTER ROAD TRIP:LYNNHAVEN by Julie Qiu at InAHalfShell.com July 2014:
Before you think oyster farming is a breeze, just consider this: a few ounces of 2mm oyster seed can net out in thousands of pounds of heavy lifting down the road. For Chris and his crew, it’s a backbreaking labor of love.
They also harvest and deliver same day, year-round. By keeping his distribution local and limited, Pleasure House Oysters has been able to enjoy premium brand status and pricing.
Photo Credit: Julie Qiu InAHalfShell.com. Gorgeous!
We are honored to be among the finest culinary craftsmen in Virginia to represent our state’s best food producers at an event in NYC.
The event, entitled Virginia Craft, was put together by the Virginia is For Lovers campaign to showcase the “best culinary products from Virginia”.
If you’ve tasted a Lynnhaven oyster you know how exceptional they are. Thank you for choosing Pleasure House Oysters to show off the exceptional food coming out of the Lynnhaven.
Virginia Craft at Chelsea Market NYC
Erik Mathes from The Daily Meal November 21 2013:
For starters, these are no ordinary oysters in terms of dimension: they’re huge. Sipping the liquor, you get a refreshing, briny taste that snaps across your palate. It’s an instant, salty awakening of the senses and an excellent indication of what’s to follow.
If you’re intrigued with the Pleasure House Oysters process and you’re around Virginia Beach, try out their goods at one of the aforementioned restaurants and see what you think. Their size, shells, and taste are bound to impress, but it’s their positive impact on the environment that’s their most profound distinction.
Be sure to read the entire article entitled “Pleasure House Oysters: Reviving Virginia’s Lynnhaven River” at The Daily Meal.
Enjoy an evening of fantastic food, including Pleasure House Oysters, and wine at Eurasia.
Another fine dinner from Eurasia VB!!!
960 Laskin Road 23451
Monday, October 7th at 630 PM, Eurasia will be hosting Brad du Plessis from Palmaz Vineyards for an evening of fantastic food and wine!
Limited seating is available so call 757-422-0184 soon for reservations.
Dinner will be $89 per person and you will have the opportunity to buy some great wines at less than retail pricing for one night only. Also, Palmaz is making some library vintages and Magnums available for this evening.
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Pleasure House Oyster Amuse
green apple mignonette
n/v Bocelli Prosecco
Asian Pear Cigar Crisp
asiago fresco, honeycomb, basil fluid gel
2011 Palmaz Amalia Chardonnay
braised apples, crispy parsnips, pineapple molasses
2009 Cedar Knoll Cabernet
Seared Hanger Steak
fall veggie hash, blue cheese popover
2009 Palmaz Cabernet
Mini Candied Apples
2011 Muscat Canelli “Florencia”
Thanks for your continued support!