Dive In To London’s First Oyster Week

London Oyster Week takes place from 21 to 29 April 2018.

Calling all seafood fans! The first exciting round of feature events for London’s inaugural week-long celebration of oysters has been confirmed and it doesn’t disappoint

Taking place between 21 and 29 April 2018, more than 25 restaurants and bars across the capital are set to host special menus, offers and events for London Oyster Week.

The series of events starts with a free-to-attend drop-in session at the prestigious Richard Haward’s Oyster stand at Borough Market, followed by a number of exciting treats.

Katy Davidson shucking oysters.

Event organiser Katy Davidson said: “The feature events programme is an opportunity for oyster lovers, or indeed oyster doubters, to take a deep-dive and learn more about the food, the vast number of oyster varieties, and the many different ways of eating them.”

“The Haward family are amongst the most famous and established oystermen in the country, dating back eight generations – so it’s the perfect spot to kick off London Oyster Week,” Katy continued.

London Oyster Week takes place 21 to 29 April 2018.

Those looking to dive into the fun can purchase Oyster Passports for the week, which will entitle holders to special offers at all participating venues throughout the week, as well as discounted entry to all feature events, and 50% off the entire range at Flint & Flame Knives. Costing £10 each, click here to purchase yours.

London Oyster Week will be raising funds for The Oyster Academy International – a community interest company dedicated to formalising and promoting oyster culture around the world.

The other confirmed feature events include:

1 Bentley’s Masterclass

Bentley’s, the oldest oyster bar in London, is offering Oyster Passport holders a special offer on its popular oyster masterclass with Helio Garzon, who has worked at the oyster bar for many years.

When: Saturday 21 April, 10:00 – 11:00am
Price: £60pp for Oyster Passport holders, including oysters aplenty, Champagne and an oyster knife to take home.

2 Remy Martin Masterclass and Oyster Roast at Boulestin, St James

Expert tuition and tastings of Remy Cognac London Oyster Week Cocktails, followed by an informal gathering in the courtyard with copious amounts of delicious barbecued oysters.

When: Monday 23 April, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Price: £10pp for Oyster Passport holders.

3 Oyster Atlas at Northbank Restaurant

A rare opportunity to try a huge array of oysters from locations all over the country, including a brand new appellation from the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. Farmers will take time away from their waders to shuck oysters and discuss their variety directly with guests.

When: Tuesday 24 April, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Price: £10pp for Oyster Passport holders.

4 Bruichladdich and Oyster Pairing Masterclass at Mac & Wild, Devonshire Square

A perfect pairing of merroir and terroir, with the Islay malts blending beautifully with a selection of oysters. Octomore, Classic Laddie and Port Charlotte will all feature in a masterclass and tasting, alongside cooked and raw oysters.

When: Thursday 26 April 6:00 – 8:00pm
Price: £10pp for Passport Holders

5 Motcombs Oyster Roast

Traditional oyster roasts are an indulgence of flavours, and a great alternative to raw oysters. Cooked with a variety of barbecue butters, the oysters become rich in umami, spice, fragrant herbs and the odd wildcard of dark chocolate.

When: 1:00 – 3:00pm, Sunday 29 April
Price: £10pp for Oyster Passport holders

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