Westward and Huxley Wallace Collective is hosting their First Annual Seattle Oyster Invitational tomorrow. It will be a memorable night of food, drinks and 16 local shuckers competing for the glory and the purse!
The Seattle Oyster Invitational is a first of its kind in our area. The team recruited the best shuckers from the top oyster houses and farms around, with a number of award winners and world champions in the mix.
Restaurants represented this year will be Walrus & Carpenter, Taylor Shellfish, Elliot’s, Westward, Annex, Shuckers, and Salty’s, along with PNW farms including Baywater Sweets, Chelsea Gems, Hama Hama, and Marinelli Shellfish Co.
Tickets include wine tastings from Cru, Cooper Mountain, and Two Mountain wineries, and bubbles from Moet Hennessey as well as some of our favorite spirit distributors including Youngs and Vinum. In addition we’ll be offering scotch, mescal, fortified wine tastings, and a cash bar. Passed appetizers will include fried oysters, skewers, smoked fish crostini, and oyster rockefeller. Oh and the best part… Hama Hama Oyster Farms will be shucking as many oysters as the crowd can consume!
Shuckers will be judged by a panel of experts from the farming and culinary industries. The event will consist of four timed rounds with the four best overall times going to the finals to compete for a cash prize of $1,200. Judging will be based on time, presentation, and accuracy.