Grand Central Market | Events | DTLA Oyster Festival | Celebrate your favorite briny bivalves at the 3rd Annual DTLA Oyster Festival on October 14 and 15 from 11am-8pm.
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DTLA Oyster Festival
October 15, 2017

Celebrate your favorite briny bivalves at the 3rd Annual DTLA Oyster Festival on October 14 and 15 from 11am-8pm. This special culinary event will bring together oyster farmers from across North America for a celebration of all-things-oyster at Grand Central Market. 

Come meet the farmers, taste their half-shells, and learn about the distinctive "merroir," or taste of place, that distinguishes oysters grown in different waters. This year's six participating farms include: 

- Chelsea Farm, a current working model of environmental sustainability by making a priority of farming the Olympia Oyster, a native oyster to Olympia, that was on its way to extinction.

- Glacial Point Oysters, a production of high quality oysters and blue mussels in Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

- Hama Hama from Washington State, the oldest oyster farm on the West Coast, active since 1922.

- Hollie Wood Oysters, this family operated farm is located in the pristine waters off Denman Island, part of  the oyster capital of Canada, the Baynes Sound region of Vancouver Island.

-Rock Harbor Oyster, a small family farmfrom Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod Bay.

- Sol Azul Seafarms, based in Baja California within the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The farmers will be shucking both days from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., while the Oyster Gourmet will offer a selection of French wines by the glass.  Across the Market, other vendors will offer specials such as Jazz Fest fried oyster "Po Boy" pizza topped with semolina crusted oysters, fresh heirloom tomatoes, shaved iceberg lettuce, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese and creole barbecue sauce drizzle at Olio, Baked oysters with brown butter garlic and Parmesan at Horse Thief BBQ and Fried Curry Oysters on Cucumber Yogurt with Flying Fish Roe at Prawn.

For kids, there will also be a free "shell-art" booth from Little Junebugs, where they can make their own projects using oyster-shell, mini seashells and other decorations. 

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