Oyster Lab Pop Up

An evening of music and Oysters

Little did we know that when I joined the Oyster Lab Cambridge for one of their pop up events in December, that it would be one of my last evenings out for a long time. On the 17th of December, the Oyster Lab and Tangerine Dreams joined forces at one of the top hotels in Cambridge, the Gonville hotel, for an evening of Jazz and a 7-course tasting menu of delicious local Oysters.

The evening kicked off with drinks in the bar before we were taken through to the Atrium for a tasting menu. I am a big fan of oysters so it was right up my street. Whilst the first tunes of the music started to play, the oysters were served. A delicious variety of different preparations were used for the tasting menu. Henry and his team certainly have mastered the art of turning oysters into something very exciting. There is nothing wrong with oysters, lemon juice and Tabasco or red wine vinegar and onions, but it so much more fun if the flavours are unusual.

After a long break due to the pandemic, Tangerine Dreams was very excited to be back on stage, which was certainly noticeable. Rumour has it that they’re working on more Jazz and Oyster evenings. A swanky Jazz club at the Gonville whilst munching on oysters. Yes, please!

Oyster Lab Cambridge at the Gonville Hotel

The Road Map

Following the government’s road map, we can slowly turn back to some kind of normality again. Since Monday, we can meet friends and family outside, at pub gardens, and dine at restaurants outside. The Oyster Lab decided to join forces with Cafe Foy on the quayside. Every Friday and Saturday, Cambridge’s first oyster bar will open its doors from 4 pm till late. No need to reserve a table, but it is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Oyster Lab Cambridge at Cafe Foy

About the Oyster Lab

The Oyster Lab Cambridge is the brainchild of Henry Paul, who has had a successful career as a chef at some of the top restaurants in Cambridge, including the Michelin star restaurant Alimentum. He spotted a niche in the market and launched the Oyster Lab in 2020. The Oyster Lab specialises in tasting events, weddings, private function and also have a mobile bar they’ll be bringing to the streets of Cambridge soon. With an inventory of 100’s of flavours and combinations, It’s really an oyster bar like never before.

The Oyster Lab Cambridge is looking to collaborate with more venues, so please keep an eye out on the Oyster Lab Instagram account and our What’s On Agenda for dates and details.


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