7th Falmouth Oyster Gathering
Its the smell of the sea. Its the tang of lemon. Its the burn of Tabasco. Knock back the freshest oysters in the country with a glass of Camel Valley fizz and views over the bobbing boats of Falmouth harbour. Wonderful.
Friday 25th – MONDAY 28th March 2016, Customs House Quay, Falmouth
Falmouth has a bit of a thing for oysters. In fact, you could say we’ve got an oyster addiction. But there is a good reason, we have some of the best oysters in the country growing in our waters and a very special way of harvesting them. Ancient laws protect our oyster beds which means they can only be harvested by sail or oar power between October and March. If you’ve visited Falmouth you’ve most likely seen the distinctive Working Boats which are used to gather the oysters – in the winter they dredge for our mollusc friends and in the summer sun they play hard racing in the harbour with their colourful top sails billowing in the breeze and the shout of the crew as they try and beat the next boat around the marker buoy.
As the oyster fishermen hang up their oilskins for the summer, join the party and celebrate the end of the Fal Oyster season.
From 10:00 until 22:00 each day, Chefs will prepare overflowing platters of oysters and will be joined by some of Cornwall’s finest street vendors, including; The Tube coffee van, Proper Pancakes and Cecil on Ice Cocktails, making this a real “outdoor street food banquet”. There will also be Camel Valley sparkling BRUT, Rebel Brewery Fal Oyster Stout, Skinners Pennycomequick on offer, along with many other tipples from Knightor Wines, Dynamite Valley and Black Rock Breweries.
See you there!