The World is Your Oyster
The World is your Oyster at this b-oyster-ous afternoon of shell-icious fun!
The 2nd annual Oyster Shucking competition is at the Bearfoot Bistro this Sunday.
If last year is anything to go off of (and it is), you HAVE to be there. This was the Bearfoot Bistro’s social event of the year, only surpassing Masquerave due to the ability to actually ‘socialise’, and boy, was it hot! Gorgeous weather meant that their newly renovated patio area was much used and much appreciated, the oyster shells were a-flying, and everyone dressed to the nines was a nice change from the usual flip-flops and short shorts combo seen all too often in Whistler bars during summer. The event is set to be held Sunday July 15th, 1pm-5pm; and it sold out last year, so get in quick.
For only $48 (+HST and service), you can enjoy as many oysters as humanly possible – I’m sure I ate at least 50 last year – plus sample wines and spirits from across the globe at the dozens of stations set up throughout the restaurant and bar area. Not only this, but there is the minute detail of the actual competition occurring during the festivities.
The Oyster Shucking competition, presented by Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company, tasks top shuckers from around the globe with the ‘no small feat’ of perfectly shucking as many oysters in one minute as possible. Last year, competitors were vying for for a shot at the Guinness World Record; which currently stands at 38 in one minute, however this year’s competition will be a little more relaxed, with no Guinness label hanging over their heads. Just a good old fashioned shuck-off. The oyster must be removed from its connection to the shell, with no juices spilt and no shard of shell remaining in the shucked oyster. The competitions draws and array of international competitors, this year features; Xavier Caille of France, Michael Moran of Ireland, the only female competitor; Noriko Kamashima of Japan, Anthony Pane of Seattle, Jarret Gruban and a few unnamed entries from Eastern USA, Oscar Galdamez; originally of El Salvador but works in Vancouver, Trevor Hiltz of Whistler, and Michael Morris, Ian Peck and Bob Skinner of Vancouver.
This is definitely a show not to be missed! In addition to the slimy aphrodisiacs being thrown around, another highlight of the day is the Belvedere Vodka Bloody Caesar Competition, offering $5000 in cash prizes for the best bloody Caesar of the day. With any luck, there’ll be samples for us loyal followers as well!
Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a fantastic afternoon of sipping, sampling and savoring incredible wines, oysters, mignonettes, and hopefully Caesars, with the crème de la crème of Whistler’s foodie scene. A chance to dress up, rock out, and imbibe to the fullest. Just don’t slip on a rogue oyster..
Buy your ticket to the best day of your life here