Oyster 101 Back on July 8

June 23rd, 2017 cooking class

Our Oyster 101 class led by Chef Kenny Tufo is a wild success, so we added a class for July 8 at 11 a.m. Apparently people love oysters as much as we do! This homely mollusk is packed with goodness for the environment and humans, too. Our oyster bar is bejeweled with more than 30 varieties. You will learn how to spot each species and pick your favorite. The real fun comes when Chef teaches you to shuck open these closed-tight shells to reveal the sweet, succulent meat within. Slurp plain, or fork and dip into our sauces – cocktail sauce, horseradish, or just squeeze a few drops of lemon. If we’re successful in converting you, ask about Oyster Club and join an elite class of oyster connoisseurs.


In Love with Oysters!

June 13th, 2017 cooking class

Chef Kenny Tufo leads one of his popular Oyster 101 classes on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m.
Register for the class here 

Chef Kenny Tufo



oyster club

While you are exploring oysters at the class, sign up for our Oyster Club! The Oyster Club was created by Sea Salt’s chef-owner, Fabrizio Aielli, and its executive chef, Kenny Tufo. The restaurant’s sweeping, 20-foot display of the freshest bivalve mollusks is a centerpiece of the restaurant and overseen by an oyster sommelier.

A portion of Oyster Club proceeds is donated to Tampa Bay Watch, dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

“We want to share our appreciation for these delicacies and demonstrate
their amazing varieties and the creative methods of preparation
that we offer as part of our oyster menu,” says Chef Tufo.

Sea Salt approaches its oysters as it does its expansive, award-winning wine collection. Like the terroir of a wine’s provenance, oyster beds from the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf and prime locations abroad lend each variety unique characteristics.

Sea Salt’s goal is to educate restaurant diners and foodies about the world of oysters and the nuances of their personalities.

“Membership in the Oyster Club will create a community
of oyster connoisseurs,” said Chef Tufo.

To become a member of the Oyster Club, a $20 fee is required and in return, customers receive the Oyster Passport. The Passport contains 32 pages, each page devoted to a particular variety of oyster, and a chart where guests can enter their analyses of the attributes possessed by each variety.

Guests must purchase a minimum of three oysters of each variety per visit. When the minimum of three types is purchased, the Passport is stamped. When the Passport is completed, guests receive a $50 Sea Salt gift card.


Wine Dinner With Special Guest, Alessandro Pecorari!

June 1st, 2017 Cookbook

Winemaker, Alessandro Pecorari

Winemaker, Alessandro Pecorari

We are thrilled to present a wine dinner on June 21 at 7 p.m. with special guest Alessandro Pecorari, owner and winemaker of Pierpaolo Pecorari Winery, located in the northeast corner of Italy. His family has belonged to the land for many generations and their winery creates distinctive terroir-driven wines. Chef Kenny’s creative juices are bubbling in the kitchen as he develops a menu to pair with the Pecorari wines. There’s going to be a lot more to say about this event, so stay tuned!