Whitstable Oysters PGI 1997
I’m afraid to admit this is not one I’ve tried, while like most things I’m not that keen on stuff that lives on rocks in the sea. It’s my loss I know, I do occasionally try the odd mussel or cockle but alas my tastebuds just can’t handle it. Maybe it’s coming from a family of butchers, fish was never big on the menu at home. I’m ok with prawns, scallops, crab or lobster (white meat and even squid) anything that’s not too fishy.
Ok that out the way, Oysters who ever tried the first one was a brave person in my book, having said that they’ve been on the menu for thousands of years.
Whitstable Oysters are shellfish of the species Ostrea edulis (Native oyster) and Crassostrea gigas (cultivated European oyster) they, I’m told are fat and juicy. Found only in the oyster beds of Whitstable, Kent. Whitstable has become world famous for the quality of it’s oysters and they intend to keep that good name.
I suggest if you’re into Oysters get yourselves to Whitstable it’s lovely town and what better place to try one than right by the sea. There’s the Whitstable Oyster Festival 22nd to the 31st of July. Guarantees a great weekend with food, beer, wine, music, dancing and of course Oysters.
Here’s where to go to eat and where to buy.
There’s also an annual Oyster Festival around the end of July.
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