Posts by Christine Oreskovich

We are taking the Pearl Jam on the road

Our festival’s culinary event, Pearl Jam, combining oysters and cocktails is back—this time we are going on the road. This year we will have Shane Beehan leading a field trip to explore Halifax’s oyster and cocktail scene with designated driving provided by Taste Halifax. During this fun three-hour Pearl Jam tour, the tour bus will visit…

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Shucking on with the John Bil Memorial Trophy

This past January John Bil passed away from cancer at his home in Toronto, Ontario. Bil had been a guest of the Halifax Oyster Festival the past few years, providing encouragement, advice and judging at the front table. To honour his memory and his love of all things oysters we are renaming our annual Nova…

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Montreal Oyster Festival

Montreal Oyster Festival

Daniel Notkin, the host at the Halifax Oyster Festival Shucking Championships puts on his own oyster festival in Montreal. If you are in Montreal September 10th, check out the Montreal oyster scene. Tickets are on sale now at mtloysterfest.com. From the website: Some of Montreal’s coolest and most acclaimed chefs and restaurants will be at…

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The Back Bay Oyster Board available at the festival

We are really excited to have The Back Bay Oyster Board available at the festival this year. Here’s the story from Carmen and Peter: We are a family business whom got inspired in a shucking board Liam’s grandfather had. Having loved this board, his grandfather passed it to his son (Liam’s father), who made just few…

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Earl & Pearl

Pearl, got herself a catch. Meet Earl the latest in our oyster festival family. Illustrations by one of our favourite Halifax artist and architect-in-training, the amaZZING Aziza Asat.

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