Elle Simone Scott took delivery last week on 72 Wellfleet oysters at America’s Test Kitchen in Boston, where she is a test chef and stylist. The oysters were courtesy of Lucky Lips — farmed by Jason Weisman and family on Loagy Bay. Scott, who is also a founder of She Chef, a mentoring organization to empower women of color in the culinary field, is one of three celebrity chefs who will be virtual hosts for the 20th Annual Wellfleet OysterFest’s All-Star Shuck Off.
Even though she is originally from Detroit, and came to Boston via New York City, Scott’s favorite oyster recipe has roots in New Orleans. She’ll be showing off her New Orleans-style Charbroiled Oysters, drizzled with herbed butter, sizzled on the grill, and scattered with Parmesan and Romano cheeses, when the ’Fest Shuck Off programming streams from the WHAT theater on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.