Quintessentially French, that’s how we like to think of our annual celebration of oysters. Up and down the west coast of France, you’ll find many fêtes de l’huître—oyster festivals—that look mighty similar to the one we put on here in Berkeley: crisp, local white wine served at long tables packed with friends and family, often a live band on a nearby stage, and a seemingly endless supply of oysters. A Bordeaux fête also features grilled garlic and pork sausage. Put six oysters and a couple sausages on a plate and you have a real Bordelais specialty, one that we’ve taken to calling “Kermit’s Plate” at our Oyster Bliss.
If you’ve been to a past Oyster Bliss, you know what a great time it is. If you haven’t, we urge you to come down to our retail shop and enjoy this now quintessentially Berkeley experience.
The big white tents will go up, Curt Clingman will grill sausages and shuck oysters, the gypsy jazz trio Gaucho will pick some tunes, and Bartavelle will pour our carefully selected wines.
And don’t forget the Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Oyster Bliss Motto:
DARE NOT SERVE ME ONE, SERVE ME A DOZEN!
See you there!
Saturday, April 27 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event presented by Curt Clingman and Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar
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