Are you going to OysterFest?

I was recently invited by Environment Defence for an Oyster 101 learning session. Environment Defence is an organization that inspires change in government to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. The Oyster 101 event was hosted at Rodney's Oyster House in Toronto.

The event began with a showcase of various types of oyster pairings with wine and sake instructed by Oyster shucker extraordinaire Eamon Clark @ROHShucker I definitely have a better appreciation for oysters after this session. The Kumamoto and Kusshi oysters are my favourites. I encourage you to visit them to get a better understanding of the different types of oysters. They're pretty friendly and family owned so you get that personalized feel of customer service at Rodney's Oyster House.

Salmon jerky. This was amazing.

Meaty lobster roll.

Learned to appreciate oysters without any sauce or mignonette sauce.

The friendly staff at Rodney's Oyster House teaching us about oysters.

The Annual Oyster Festival now in it's 25th year is coming July 21st. The proceeds for this event will be going to benefit Environmental Defence. For a good shuckin time eating oysters and enjoying some live music check out the details here:

When: Sunday July 21st. Gates open at 2pm

Where: Rodney's Oyster House alley at 49 King Street West

Cost: $35 a person. Includes 2 drinks and a plate of oysters or Coq au Vin. You can buy tickets at the gate or by calling 416-363-8105 ext. 0

Why: To crown the best Ontario Shucker and to raise funds for Environmental Defense.

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