Sunday, November 16, 2014

15th Annual Oyster Festival

Kooper’s Tavern and Sláinte Irish Pub & Restaurant welcome all oyster fans to the fifteenth edition of our oyster festival on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 from 11:00am to 6:00pm, presented by Flying Dog Brewing Co. and Absolut Vodka, in partnership and for the benefit of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. 

This year again, more than 20 different oysters from the East and West Coasts of the United States of America and Canada will be featured on the half shell, raw or grilled, starting at only a dollar per oyster. This year’s selection includes Choptank Sweets, MD, Chincoteague, VA, Mobjack Bay, VA, Belon, ME, Beau Soleil, NB, Blue Points, NY, Cape May Salts, NJ, Beaver Tail, Narragansett Bay, RI, Moonstones, RI, Quonset Point, MA, Wellfleet, MA, Tatamagouche Oysters, NS, Malpeque, PEI, Pickle Points, PEI, Raspberry Points, PEI, Canada Cups, PEI, etc. 

A representative from the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) will join us to explain how they engage in numerous Chesapeake Bay-related recovery projects by conducting science-based “in-the-water” and “on-the-land” efforts, while conducting public outreach and education in their quest to protect our environment, our heritage, and our knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its marshes and rivers, and the life that it sustains. In 2013, Sláinte Irish Pub & Restaurant and Kooper’s Tavern finished respectively 1st and 2nd place of “Crush the Creek” Challenge and Sláinte was awarded Best Oyster Restoration Bar in Baltimore! 

For a perfect pairing, the bartending staff will be pouring some delicious hand-crafted cocktails and oyster stouts. Our chefs at Kooper’s Tavern and Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant will match the bartenders’ efforts and will be serving some great specials including a mouth-watering Oyster Burger, Fried Oyster Po’Boy and a collection of creative mignonettes and sauces for a perfect oyster tasting. The Kooper's Chowhound will be serving oyster specialties including traditional steamed oysters on the grill with housemade compound butters. 
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