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Bringing Oysters to Curious Places


Serving oysters with a unique twist Richard Boucher and his team at The Curious Oyster Catering Co. have been bringing their wares to different venues across Vancouver.

In the spring I attended their “A Most Curious Event”. Held at the Found and the Freed pop up shop the Curious team put together an event that combined an open oyster bar with a vintage auction including a real live auctioneer. I was delighted at their unique display – they serve their ocean wise sweeties on mismatched saucers and crystal platters. The oysters were served along with canapés, a choice of two different cocktails and a single malt scotch. The addition of granitas from Sunday Morning Ice Cream lent a tangy fresh touch.

Chatting with Richard after the event I asked why that particular venue. He told me that he likes to bring oysters to random and interesting places and thought The Found and the Freed would be a fun place for an event.

The most recent place The Curious Oyster has been was this July at the Outstanding in the Field dinner in Pemberton. Chef Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co. invited them to be the beginning portion of the 120 person long table dinner.

Continuing on their quest to bring oysters to interesting places their next event “A Curious Evening in the Garden” will be held at KJM Country Gardens this Thursday, July 25th. Oysters, champagne and whiskey will be served amongst the flowers and farm animals. Check out their website for ticket and event information.

I asked Richard where the most random place would be to eat oysters. He feels that oysters are great because they are self contained and ready to go – all you need is some lime and Muscadet. He says that packing up a cooler and hiking up one of our beautiful coastal BC mountains would be a great place to watch the water and eat his most favourite summer food. I couldn’t agree more.

 

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