Shuck it to me!
Welcome to the Falmouth Oyster Festival 2013! From today until Sunday 13th October Falmouth’s Events Square is completely covered by a giant white marquee and stuffed with stalls, an Oyster Bar, beer, craft stalls and a rather exciting demo stage adorned by some lovely members of Radio Cornwall.
This year the festival has grown so large that it has burst its seams – so organisers have added a new marquee, which is situated on the car park next to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and is home to an extra 30 food and craft stalls to explore.
The festival is also full of local chef talent and this year will see the launch of ‘Cornwall Master Chef – Support Your Sous’ where 16 upcoming sous chefs will be on stage for the start of the competition, which hopes to find the most promising young talent in hospitality. Plus local chefs from St Michael’s Hotel, The Cove Restaurant, Greenbank Hotel, Oliver’s, and Rick Stein’s will be on stage, as well as Cornish residents James Strawbridge and Thom Hunt.
Now in its 17th year, the festival celebrates all things oyster and marks the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt.
For more info and details of the full line up check out the website. Get Shucking!!