Montreal Oysterfest 2015 Contest Giveaway!

Montreal Oysterfest 2015

August 11, 2015

in Contest / Giveaway, Events, Food

Let’s be honest here, you know your heart skips a beat, you experience shortness of breath, your eyes rollback and your legs quiver when I mention your favourite bivalve mollusk. And by “bivalve mollusk” I really mean me. Juuust kidding. For the seventh year in a row, Montrealers will be celebrating the Oyster with the aptly named “Oysterfest”! A two-day oyster bonanza event that takes place in Montreal celebrating food and fun all the while bringing to light a socially responsible cause of promoting ocean sustainability and aquatic-life awareness… and an excuse to day-drink and going to work the following Monday smelling like Eau de Longshoreman.

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere


It was way back in 2007 when the first iPhone was released, founder Daniel Notkin had a dream; a dream to put together a festival bringing together restaurants, industry professionals and the general public to celebrate the coveted oyster. From humble beginnings of a handful of participating restaurants and a modest 150 attendees, the festival has grown more and more each year where this year’s edition which will feature 80 restaurants and vendors, attract an estimated 8,000 guests who will consume over 25,000 oysters in one weekend.


Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere


The two-day event will not only be a sinful oyster pleasure-dome, but will be packed with activities, live entertainment (including DJ Myles, Juno award-winner Jonas, Shane Murphy and Annakin Slayd) and competitions amongst participating restaurants and the general public. Check out the “So You Think You Can Drink” competition where amateur bartenders pair up with professional mixologists to create a signature cocktail, “The Walter’s Caesar Throwdown” as well as, “The Montreal Chef’s Classic Plating Competition”, where five of the cities top chefs will go head-to-head to create the best jaw-dropping seafood plate. Platters will then be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the winning chef’s charity of choice.

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere


Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

Photo credit: Riccardo Cellere


There will also be The Montreal Champion Oyster Shucking Championship – one of the most renown oyster shucking competitions in Canada drawing master shuckers from across North America, including – Boston, Vancouver, Calgary, as well as internationally from Denmark, France, Ireland, and Belgium with cash prizes and bragging rights up for grabs.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Where: Peel Basin (1057 de la Commune O)
Time: Saturday – 12pm-6pm / Sunday – 12pm-10pm
Admission Fee: $40 General Admission + 2 Oysterfest coupons / $70 General Admission + 10 Oysterfest coupons*
Tickets can be purchased – online (www.mtloysterfest.com), Notkins & Newland & Jump

BUT WAIT!!! I’m pleased to announce that I am giving away two general admissionntickets which include two Oysterfest Coupons just for being a ridiculously good looking Shut up and Eat reader and fan!

All you have to do is register through the app below and leave a comment answering the question:

What is your favourite way to eat oysters?

Fill out the app for additional ballots to increase your chance of winning! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize
1 Grand prize of two (2) Oysterfest General admission tickets that include four (4) Oysterfest coupons – two (2) per ticket. Approximate total value of $100CAN. Prize is not redeemable for cash.

Remember! You MUST register through the app above for your ballot to count for the chance of winning the tickets!

Cover photo credit: Riccardo Cellere

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Judyna August 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

With lemon and slurping loudly. I’m salivating just thinking about it.

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Aline August 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Oysters must be eaten raw and as much as possible in their natural state. Fancy sauces or mignonettes are nice, but most often I like to draw the raw shucked mouth-watering oyster close to my nose, take a whiff of its ocean breezes, and then slurp back its naturally salty goodness in one quick spell, taking a brief second to injure it ever so slightly with my teeth.

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Jarrod Ward August 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm

mmmmmmm

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Jarrod Ward August 11, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Mignonette sauce or a squeeze of meyer lemon.

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Mina August 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm

You have to give it to me since I’m such a loser and commented I’m the wrong box.

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Alex August 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Au naturelle

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Tu August 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm

In abundance

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Stephane August 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Just raw with some Louisiana hot sauce mmm mmm

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Bev Chaimberg August 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

favorite way to eat my oysters…with my daughter, of course

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Sandinette August 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Feet in the sea, raw… would just feel like home 😉

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Jamie August 11, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Raw on the halfshell with a glass of champagne

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Q August 12, 2015 at 1:03 am

Freshly shucked with a squeeze of lemon!

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Dave August 12, 2015 at 7:34 am

Great read and support for this awesome event. Great times will be had and the oysterfest App is perfect to keep up with the events. Nice job!

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Dave August 12, 2015 at 7:36 am

Oops. Clicked done too soon. A little hot sauce and lemon. Perfect

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Preeya August 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

As a bloody mary oyster shot mmm

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Sara Samie August 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Lemon. And then i get adventurous and try it with mignonnette and i tell myself to just stick with good ‘ol classic lemon. And repeat.

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Diana August 15, 2015 at 11:27 pm

With a squeeze of lemon juice!

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Ana Cristina Ahmarani August 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Raw and with lemon, mmm 🙂

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Tony August 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

With freshly-squeezed lemon juice.

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daniel August 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm

…with a squeeze of lemon, shot of tabasco and tangy seafood sauce….wash it all down with an ice cold beer!

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Steph August 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

With a little hot sauce……mmmmm

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Francine August 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Slurp that puppy straight from the shell, raw…though an oyster po’boy sure would be a pleasure to try!

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Steph August 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

With tobacco

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