Monday, June 18, 2012

Come out of your shell: Oyster Fest on Wednesday

Vin Master, the wine shop at South End near Atherton Market, will kick off both summer and the Summer of Riesling with Oyster Fest at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday/June 20.

For $25, you get oysters (raw and cooked) from Lucky Fish in the Atherton Market and at least four wines curated by Vin Master's Chris Woodrow.

The Summer of Riesling is a real thing, by the way: It's a wine event that started in New York in 2008 to encourage people to try the different kinds of riesling. Sort of like if rose wines had a festival to kick off the first day of spring (which is good idea, come to think of it).

Reservations to Oyster Fest are encouraged but not required, and when we checked with Woodrow on Monday, there were still openings. Call 704-996-7471 if you just want to check before you go.


Anonymous said...

Aren't you only supposed to eat oysters if the month has an "R" in it?

Anonymous said...

old wives tale, the R thing was before refrigeration. however, outside of those months is spawning time and the oysters tend to be more fatty and less tasty.

Anonymous said...

Not really an old wives tale to eat Oysters on months that end with an "R". Ask any marine biologist. Warmer months mean warmer water and different populations of bacteria flora.

jholmes44194419 said...

Yeah dude. Why don't you do an experiment and eat oysters all summer long.....and call us from the can each night while you are blowing mud!

Anonymous said...

"blowing mud"

Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

Karri D said...