The Oyster Blog

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Autumnal Oyster Events

Just over the horizon, there are two local oyster events I hope to visit.

The first is the Norwalk Seaport Association's Oyster Festival on September 8, 9, and 10 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Their website is here. Who could really be against their stated goal to

"to foster public awareness of our maritime resources, environment and heritage through research, education and preservation; and also to foster the preservation and rehabilitation of the area of historical value in Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound"?
Oyster-haters, that's who. But I will be there with bells on.

The second is the more expensive of the two and the one about which I have been debating internally quite a bit. It's the Grand Central Oyster Bar Extravaganza slated for September 28, 29 and 30 in various permutations:
Oyster Frenzy, 28 September 2006 7:00 PM
Ticketed event from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Eat your fill of oysters (15 varieties)
Enjoy 20 premium wines from around the world.
Listen to the rhythms of Jazz.and much much more!
Tickets available at $90.00 per person If ordered before September 1st.
After September 1st - $95.00 per ticket.
By calling
Calling 212-490-7108.
At the Restaurant.Save the date.
The waitresses have been pushing this one, assuring me that it will be no problem to eat $90 worth of oysters in a few hours of all-you-can-eat format dining accompanied by wine and music. And maybe they're right.