Oysters. The word alone inspires a spectrum of responses. The 9th edition of Montreal Oysterfest returns to its roots with an old school, fun packed format its original fan base still reminisces about.
They are the perfect food with each having lived a journey. The small mollusks have always been surrounded by myths and magic. Casanova allegedly ate 50 oysters a day, naturally served by a dazzling beauty: It is the food of lovers, sucking the essence out of life.
“Our very first Montreal Oysterfest was celebrated in a parking lot in Old Montreal and we are hoping to recreate that same intimate feeling this year with all of our foodie loving and restaurateur friends.” Daniel Notkin, Founder of the festival.
For the oyster lover in you – there will be a vast variety of amazing oysters to delight in, ranging from Savage Blondes and Raspberry Points from the shores of P.E.I. to Harty Oysters from the coast of Ireland. And of course, no oyster fest would be complete without the amateur and pro shucking competitions. The top two winners in the amateur round get to move on and test their skills against the pros where cash prizes are given to the top three winners!
Aside from all the Montreal Oysterfest competitions are 20 of the cities talented culinary creators offering a diverse menu that is sure to satisfy all foodies.
Philemon Bar is on board to man the bar and VIP experiences with a slew of guest bartenders who are hot on the Montreal scene jumping in throughout the event to showcase their skills.
Bishop & Baggs “Made With Booze” Cocktail Competition, which pits 8 guest bartenders against one another, the winner gets $500.00 to their chosen charity.
Looking forward to sinking my teeth into some authentic southern smokehouse deliciousness from first timers Diablos BBQ Smokehouse Saloon St-Laurent.
Cocktail lovers, Walters Caesar will be back sponsoring the Caesar competition with $500.00 in prizes to be won.
When is it? Sunday, September 10th, 2017 12pm-10pm (Doors open at noon)
Where: Gare Viger – Old port of Montreal (700 Saint-Antoine East)
Ticket prices: $25-$1,000.
Montreal Oysterfest is proud to have partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and MSC Global Certification and has donated to various sustainability initiatives.