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The Morrison Loves Oysters

$1 daily oyster happy hour, plus more mollusc-related festivities all month long.
By Anita Senaratna
July 29, 2013
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By Anita Senaratna
July 29, 2013
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This August, The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room will be hosting the The Morrison Loves Oysters, a month-long oyster festival with events that cater to everyone from oyster virgins to connoisseurs. They could also make for fun dates — particularly given the oyster's reputation as an aphrodisiac.

A highlight of the festival is Oyster Hour, serving up $1 oysters from 6-7pm every day in August. Normally at The Morrison they shuck the oysters for you, but hey, oyster shucking is a valuable cosmopolitan skill — which is where Shuck Me Silly comes in. The Morrison's own Vio Pramano will hold classes where he'll show you how to shuck oysters while looking classy and not accidentally severing your fingers, which is always a plus.

And for the more discerning oyster fan, there's the Oyster Love-In, hosted by Sean Connolly, 'seafood genius' John Susman and two top oyster farmers. There'll be a four-course meal where they'll teach you how to spot a perfect oyster, where the best ones come from and how to match your wine with your oysters.

They'll also be serving up a range of oyster-related cocktails, including oyster shots — which are oysters squished into the bottom of shot glasses and topped with your choice of either Verdita, pineapple, coriander, jalapeno and mint or Sangrita, tomato, pomegranate and lemon. There's also the Oyster Dry Martini, which replaces the traditional olive with oyster brine.

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