Blog 45: Oysters in the House- 30th October at The Sydney Opera House

When 15 oyster growers team up with 15 winemakers, brace yourself for a pearler of a Sunday at the Sydney Opera House’s Opera Kitchen Promenade. Oliver’s Taranga will be there with our 2011 Vermentino & Fiano wines at the pour!Part of the 2011 Crave Sydney International Food Festival (CraveSIFF), Oysters in the House will offer festival goers tastings of oyster-loving wines – from Great Southern Riesling and Hunter Semillon to McLaren Vale Vermentino and Tassie sparkling.

Oyster growers from across Australia will fly in from their coastal homes in places such as Coffin Bay (SA); St Helens (TAS); and Albany (WA) to stand alongside the local Sydney Rock Oyster growers of New South Wales.

Food Festival Director Joanna Savill said the event is a great opportunity for mollusc and wine loving punters to explore the varieties and flavours of oysters and wine.

Head judge of the Royal Sydney Oyster Show, John Susman, who will present two master classes with winemaker and wine writer Nick Stock said that the oyster, above all seafood, offers a true reflection not only of the variety and season of itsmarine “terroir”, but of the growers husbandry and skills.

“This is a great chance for people to get to know the source of oyster supply, the variety, region and grower of your oyster – just as you can select a grower, variety and region of a wine, you can start exploring with oyster appreciation,” he said

So let these mollusc mongers and vino vendors shuck you all afternoon long beneath the shimmering shells of the Sydney Opera House.

To pre-book your tickets – tickets also available on the day from Opera Kitchen
The full SIFF program is now available online:

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