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Shellfish Skills and Feast

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 39 reviews.Newquay, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Katy

2 hours
European
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy an indulgent feast of shellfish in this class and dine on exotic and rare Lobster sashimi, a whole crab each, a whole lobster each, prosecco, white wine and all whilst learning skills that will leave you impassioned for the delights of the Cornish Coast.

We start with the delicate experience of lobster sashimi with a live demo of the preparation.

You will then be introduced hands-on to the techniques and tips of cooking and preparing your own whole brown crab; eating it at its most fresh and delicious.

Next, a whole lobster is yours. Again, you'll learn how to cook, prep and pick to indulge completely in this superfresh experience.

If it's all too much for one sitting you can take home the rewards of your efforts for a salad or sandwich.

This class will spoil you, entertain you and give you the skills and confidence to buy the more exotic seafood that many feel is too fiddly or complicated to prepare at home.

*If timing works, we can go to the Harbour together to collect our shellfish fresh and live from the fishermen. This can't always work due to the changing times of the tides but I try my best to accommodate.
Enjoy an indulgent feast of shellfish in this class and dine on exotic and rare Lobster sashimi, a whole crab each, a whole lobster each, prosecco, white wine and all whilst learning skills that will leave you impassioned for the delights of the Cornish Coast.

We start with the delicate experience of lobster sashimi with a live demo of the preparation.

You will then be introduced hands-on to the techniques and tips of cookin…

Katy's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Whole Lobster. Whole Crab
  • Drinks
    White Wine
  • Equipment
    Shellfish pick
From £95
/ person
Fri, 14 Aug
15:00 - 17:00
£95 per person
£95 per person
Sat, 15 Aug
15:00 - 17:00
£95 per person
£95 per person
Sun, 16 Aug
15:00 - 17:00
Join 4 other guests
£95 per person
£95 per person

Meet your host, Katy

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Having launched a seafood bar that got to No 1 on TripAdvisor within 3 months of opening, I've decided to share some secrets of the shellfish world.

I have fished, cooked & prepped hundreds of lobster & crab & can share everything I've learnt with you. I know our local fishermen in Newquay & work closely with them to source the freshest and most delicious seafood you can get. It's literally straight off the boat.

I can teach you all you need to know to feel confident buying, cooking and preparing fresh live shellfish.

No part of this precious meat will go to waste when you learn with me
Having launched a seafood bar that got to No 1 on TripAdvisor within 3 months of opening, I've decided to share some secrets of the shellfish world.

I have fished, cooked & prepped hundreds of lobster & crab & can share everything I've learnt with you. I know our local fishermen in Newquay & work closely with them to source the freshest and most delicious seafood you can get. It's literally straight off the boat.

I can teach you all you need to know to feel confident buying…
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Where you'll be

Newquay Harbour is where we will pick up our live seafood if the timing is right for the boats and then we will come back to my Airbnb premises which is only 5-10 minutes walk away to get hands on in my masterclass.

If you want to go straight for the class and miss the harbour we'll meet at the house at 3.30pm.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Oana
August 2020
A truly wonderful experience! Katy is extremely professional, knowledgeable, passionate about her work, and just an awesome person to be around. I first took the oysters workshop and enjoyed it so much that decided to book also the shellfish skills one. Both excellent choices, and highly recommend them for anybody wanting to make the best of a trip to Cornwall.
A truly wonderful experience! Katy is extremely professional, knowledgeable, passionate about her work, and just an awesome person to be around. I first took the oysters workshop a…
Andrew
July 2020
Katy is an expert in all things shellfish! Having never done anything like this before we didnt know what to fully expect but Katy did a superb job in explaining and mentoring us throughout the evening. The produce was exceptional and her insight made it really interesting. She's very warm and welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet her and experience something completely different while on holiday!
Katy is an expert in all things shellfish! Having never done anything like this before we didnt know what to fully expect but Katy did a superb job in explaining and mentoring us t…
Sumaya
July 2020
Wow! Fab experience! Katy really knows what she’s doing, her expertise and and passion shine through!! We left the experience with more knowledge and fuller bellies than we had expected!! Highly recommend!!
Alex
March 2020
Katy was a welcoming host who paid great care and attention to us during our visit. She is lively, friendly, but most importantly knowledgeable about the things she is teaching. She took time to explain each part of the process as was particularly attentive at finding out this was our first experience of Lobster. We would thoroughly recommend a trip to any one of Katy's classes.
Katy was a welcoming host who paid great care and attention to us during our visit. She is lively, friendly, but most importantly knowledgeable about the things she is teaching. Sh…
Zak
November 2019
We were immediately immersed in the amazing culture of Newquay harbour, Katy really knows her stuff in all things seafood. We learned a lot, had a lot of laughs and ate tasty food. Highly recommend!
Kelsey
November 2019
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Cornwall! Katy is a kind, welcoming, fun, and knowledgable host who is clearly passionate about what she does. We learned a lot about seafood and were stuffed by the end -- make sure you don't plan on dinner afterward! She was also accommodating to any special needs that we had and flexible about time. Book with Katy and plan on a magical time!
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Cornwall! Katy is a kind, welcoming, fun, and knowledgable host who is clearly passionate about what she does. We learned a lot about s…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

We will have a little walk to the local harbour which means coming back up a steep hill/steps, keep this in mind in terms of fitness/ability levels. You will be handling live shellfish before cooking

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