Sep 11, 2009

Shucking for a cause: first annual Montreal Oysterfest this Sunday

by Fiona O'Connor
Montreal's first annual Oysterfest takes place this Sunday, September 13th at The Pigeon Hole, corner of Notre Dame and St-Jean streets in Old Montreal. The event, spearheaded by Daniel Notkin of the super-hot L'Orignal restaurant, will feature a variety of oysters as well as specially-prepared dishes from some of the city's top chefs. Montreal restaurant critic Lesley Chesterman says today in The Gazette that "From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. participants who spring for the $65 (for two) advance tables can also enjoy food prepared by the oyster-lovin' chefs from L'Orignal, Garde-Manger, DNA, Burgundy Lion, The Claremont Café and The Nelligan Group. I'm told a crew from Joe Beef will be serving barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, Kool-Aid pickles, coleslaw, and Jägermeister shots. Wow."

For more information on the event, and the environmental cause it supports, check out Lesley Chesterman's write-up or join the O Oysters Facebook group.

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