It’s a very light lunch. On the boat they’ll start pulling up the oysters and the mussels too, and then do a little talk. If the mussels are in season, they’ll actually put some on to cook. Everyone will have a nice glass of white wine, and then they’ll start shucking the oysters. They’ll show guests any oysters that are very young or have babies on them, and they’ll pass them around so everyone can see what oyster babies look like. They get thrown back into the water and those babies will clamber onto the ropes and they’ll then become oysters that you can eat one day. It’s such a cool process.
If you don’t eat oysters, you get some prosciutto and cheese. But for those that are eating oysters, you get two oysters, bit of bread, wedge of lemon, nice glass of wine, and then they’ll cook up some of these mussels, put some nice white wine with it, some olive oil, and once it’s finished cooking, we put bowls of that all around and eat together.