Thursday, 9 February 2017
The Best Dressed Oysters in Town - Irish Atlantic Oysters
Fast forward to now and I will order oysters whenever I get a chance. I was therefore no hardship for me to attend The Best Dressed Oyster event at Hix Oyster and Chop House in London at an event put on by Bord Bia the Irish Food Board.
The guests had the pleasure of sampling all of the entries which was no hardship whatsoever! The overall winner in both categories (hot and cold oysters) was Simon Lamont from Shuck
Here are a few photos of the amazing variety of oyster dishes created by the contestants:-
* Irish oyster cultivation dates back to the 13th century but Irish people have been eating oysters for over 4,000 years - discarded oyster shell fossils have been found on Irish beaches dating back 5000 !
* Irish oysters can be found in the finest restaurants and fish wholesales throughout Ireland, Europe and around the world.
* Casanove, the great 18th century Italian lover believed in starting the day by eating 50 oysters.
* Only about 1 in 10,000 oysters contains a pearl! That's a lot of oysters to eat!!
My favourite way to eat oysters is simply as they come with a good squeeze of lemon juice and of course a glass of champagne in the other hand!
I was a guest of Hix Oyster and Chop House and Bord Bia. I was not required to write a positive review of the event. All opinions and photos are my own. No photographs may be reproduced without my written permission.