No other food is as equally fancy and fun as oysters. A little on the ritzy side, oysters are typically reserved for special occasions. Eaten like taking a shot of juicy goodness, oysters are also fun to eat and share with friends. This Sunday September 8th, Montreal hosts an event that celebrates both aspects of the mighty oyster with the Montreal Oysterfest 2013. Making oysters affordable and featuring food, beer, and prizes, the fifth annual Oysterfest is a food event you won't want to miss.
On Sunday it will be oysters galore, with only the finest oysters the waters have to offer being served and prepared by the Old Port Fishing Company. And its not only oysters you'll be able to enjoy (although that’s already a huge pull) as some of Montreal's biggest culinary giants will be on the scene serving succulent seafood and other tasty eats. Look forward to food from big names like L'Orignal, Garde Manger, and Taverne Monkland, among many others.
It wouldn't be a fun festival without drinks on hand, and Oysterfest definitely has that covered. You'll be able to chug back a beer as you slurp down an oyster as Burgundy Lion and Philemon will make sure the beer is flowing. For those looking for an oyster-edge to their drank, Oysterfest is hosting the Mott's Clamato Caesar Throwdown, a competition to decide who in Montreal makes the greatest classic Canadian cocktail. Get your celery ready.
Keeping the competition focused on the mighty oyster, Oysterfest hosts the coveted shucking competition. Oyster shuckers from across Canada will converge on Sunday to decide who takes the top spot as the nation's fastest oyster shucker. I doubt you've ever seen a race like this, so be sure to check out what the hell an oyster shucking competition even looks like.
Aside from the oysters, food, beer, Caesars, and more oysters, there is another major reason to attend Oysterfest: all proceeds go to the Open Pier Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to aid and sustain all aquatic life. Last year Oysterfest raised over $29, 000 dollars, so be part of the great cause to help the environment, while enjoying yourself with great food and fun.
Tickets are limited to this epic food event, so be sure to check out Oysterfest's official website and grab your ticket via evenko to get in on all of the food and fun. See you there, oyster and Caesar in hand.