Dig Into Salt & Soil, A Celebration Of The Farm & The Sea By “Curious Oyster”

Curious Oyster | Telephone: 778-988-4699 | Website: www.curiousoyster.ca | Email: info@curiousoyster.ca
Curious Oyster | Telephone: 778-988-4699 | Website: www.curiousoyster.ca | Email: info@curiousoyster.ca

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Vancouver, BC | To revel in one of the loveliest Vancouver summers on record, Curious Oyster Catering Co. presents their latest signature Curious Event. On August 18, 2013, they invite you to join them for Salt & Soil, an alfresco party celebrating the seasonal harvest at Tessa Wetherill’s stunning half-acre organic vegetable and flower urban farm. Tickets will include a selection of canapés, sparkling conversation, fresh oysters and live music by celebrated local songwriter Bob Sumner.

“It’s been the most beautiful summer,” says Curious Oyster owner Richard Boucher, “and we are very excited to be able to celebrate it in such a gorgeous and unique space. I’ve been friends with Tessa for years and have seen the work she does at the garden. We couldn’t let the summer pass without celebrating it and having others come and see what they’ve produced. This is the type of collaboration we hope for when creating our events.” The Curious Oyster signature oyster bar will feature the freshest seafood, shucked to order, paired with their secret-recipe mignonettes.

And to showcase the farm’s bounty, Richard invited chef Tarek Bey Chellouf to create a complementary menu of canapés using hyper-local ingredients — grown right on site. Says Chellouf, “I’ll be showcasing the great summer produce in fresh flavour combinations. The menu’s come together organically as the product grows.”

And as guests sip cocktails, wine, beer and scotch, they’ll be encouraged to explore the gardens. The gardens’ lead farmer Tessa Wetherill of Farmers on 57th will be on hand to provide tours of the urban agricultural space that is the heart of a weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for 40 families. Says Wetherill, “One of the reasons I’ve chosen to pursue farming in the city is for opportunities like this. If I can’t share what I love, it feels empty. So I am thrilled to be a part of this beautiful evening that celebrates connection to the source of our food, that gathers people to eat together in the peak of this bountiful harvest season.”

Following the food and wine program, 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards Songwriter of the Year nominee Bob Sumner (Sumner Brothers) and Missy Donaldson (St. James Music Academy) will treat an audience under the trees to a feature set of folk music starting at dusk. Details after the jump…

When: Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 6pm
Where: The garden is located on West 57th Avenue, West of Cambie Street, in south Vancouver

Tickets are $50 and are available on Curious Oyster’s website and at the door for $60 — only 100 tickets will be sold (includes open oyster bar, 1 beverage, food & live music. Additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar.

The Curious Oyster Catering Co. is a team of obsessive oyster lovers, presenting a new catering experience. We arrive with a customized selection of fresh oysters, a bar and handsome servingware, leaving no detail unconsidered.

Farmers on 57th is a community-integrated urban farm located on the grounds of the George Pearson Centre. The farm is a site of productive, educational and therapeutic gardens that serve multiple diverse communities. For more information: http://farmerson57th.wikispaces.com/.

The Sumner Brothers, Brian and Bob, make music that’s been described as “Country meets folk meets rock” (The Province). Their songs draw on the honesty and authenticity of Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young. The duo’s latest effort, I’ll Be There Tomorrow, was called “a triumph” by the Georgia Straight.

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“A loaf of bread” the Walrus said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed —
Now if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.”

— “Walrus and the Carpenter,” Alice in Wonderland

Telephone: 778-988-4699 | Web: www.curiousoyster.ca | Email: info@curiousoyster.ca

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Richard Boucher tasted his first oyster in his 20’s and it inspired a passion. His goal is to connect oyster lovers with local and sustainable producers through innovative catering and Curious Events. For a quote or for more information, send an email to richard@curiousoyster.ca.

About The Curious Oyster Catering Co.

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The Curious Oyster Catering Co is a company of oyster connoisseurs introducing a unique catering experience to Vancouver. We arrive with a customized selection of fresh oysters, a signature bar, antique serving ware, and a bowtie or two.

Whether it’s a humble backyard affair, ample corporate event or special celebration — we might be that little bit of indulgence you’re looking for.

Like wine, there is a story behind each oyster. Its unique flavour, colour, salinity, sweetness and texture are the marks of its origins. You’ll taste that our oysters are sourced from the finest farmers in Canada. We serve only sustainable seafood, hand-harvested upon request, then shipped directly to us for your event, guaranteeing unparalleled freshness

Each oyster is shucked to order, so our guests will enjoy in the tastes of the ocean at its absolute best. We also offer a little companionship with our oysters—secret-recipe mignonettes and wine pairings are available at your request. Curious minds won’t leave hungry either; we enjoy every opportunity to discuss what we do.

When your event is over, we clean up and leave without a trace.

Curious Oyster will add impeccable service and clever charm to your:

• Cocktail receptions
• Dinner parties
• Corporate functions
• Summer evenings in the garden
• Weddings, big and small
• Holiday gatherings
• .. and any other excuse to indulge

For more information on Curious Events* visit: curiousoyster.ca/upcoming-events.

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