Caviste Oyster Festival
Last night we had the pleasure of hosting our annual "Oyster Festival" at Caviste Newlyns.
It was an absolute pleasure to have 21 customers, with a dozen oysters each, plus a selection of wines from across our range.
We were joined on Zoom by Tristan of Rossmore Oysters who talked us through each oyster. He then joined us at the end of the evening for a few sessions and to say goodbye.
The oysters we had last night were:
Trestle grown, turned regularly in bags, fast growing, fast currents, good tear shaped shell. Taste of the open ocean, crisp and light.
From the original oyster beds in Cork Harbour, Ireland and where David Hugh-Jones started his farmand business in 1969. Deep shell, plum meat with a sweet briny flavour.
Loch Ryan Natives
Last native oyster bed in Scotland. 1701 Royal Charter. Very slow growing, but very tasty! Sort of nutty finish, almost a crunch. Different species to the others.
The (extensive) wine list featured nine different wines:
Alvarinho, Touriga Nacional, Pinot Noir | Minho, Portugal
Melon de Bourgogne | Loire Valley, France
Chardonnay | Burgundy, France
Riesling | Mafra, Portugal
Chardonnay | Margaret River, Australia
Pinot Noir | Champagne, France
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca | Rutherglen, Australia
Malbec | Cahors, France
Clare Valley, Australia