A Shucking Good Time
We already set our sights on some things to do before the end of August. The first item on our (very) shortlist was to visit The Morrison and take part in their Oyster Festival which ends on Wednesday 31st.
The Morrison normally has ‘Oyster Hour’ every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. For a full hour, you get to enjoy yummy oysters for $1 a pop.
The Oyster Festival basically means that for the month of August, you can enjoy Oyster Hour every day of the week until the end of the month.
We arrived at the Morrison about 20 minutes before 6 and wow, the line of people waiting to order their oysters was already out the door! There were also no available tables, the place was packed!
The thought to give up and go home was overwhelming, but we decided that since we were already there, we were going to have our oysters, or die trying. Well, not literally, but you know what I mean.
We got someone to keep a look out for tables while the rest of us waited in line. It was 6 O’clock and the line started to move as people started to make their orders and head back to their tables.
As the old saying goes, ‘good things come to those who wait’. We managed to get a table at the same time we ordered our oysters. Talk about impeccable timing!
There were five of us, so we ordered 3 dozen oysters. They were served on a platter filled with ice, a couple of lemon slices and to mix things up, some vinaigrette, which was $1.50 each.
The oysters were really fresh and went down very well. We started to experiment and grabbed the chilli sauce that was on the table and that really gave us a kick. The novelty soon wore off and we were back to basics with the lemon or the vinaigrette. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, that is our second cliché of the day.
We finished the 36 oysters in no time, but we were also running out of time. It was almost 7 O’clock, so we ordered another dozen and finished that too.
In the end, the night worked out really well for us. It was past 7 O’clock and oyster hour has finished for the day. There were no more people waiting to get a table, we got to stay there after our meal and had a nice chat. This wouldn’t have been possible if we got an early table as we would’ve felt pressured to eat quickly and leave so other people would be able to enjoy Oyster Hour as well. Another successful and yummy night concluded.