Follow Me Foodie: Oyster shucking in Whistler
By Mijune Pak , Follow Me Foodie – WE Vancouver
Published: July 18, 2013 1:00 PM
Updated: July 18, 2013 1:14 PM
Want to know how to tick off judges Robert Clark, Pino Posteraro, and Chris Field? Give them an oyster that doesn’t slip out of its shell once it’s flipped over. It sounds harsh, but when $5,000 is up for grabs, every detail counts and these judges aren’t willing to let anything slip… well, except for the oyster meat.
July 14 was Bearfoot Bistro’s 3rd Annual Shucking Championship and 2nd Annual Bloody Caesar Battle at the World Oyster Invitational in Whistler. Proceeds from the event went to WAG (Whistler Animal Galore) and Playground Builders to build two children’s playgrounds in Afghanistan.
The world’s best oyster shuckers from Denmark, Sweden, Japan, United States, and Canada were invited to compete for $5,000. Read the full article.
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