It can be assumed that whoever started the old wives' tale warning against pairing whisky and oysters just wanted to keep the secret to themselves. The Wild Rover — and those who have ventured through the bar's green door — know better.
The Surry Hills bar is so into oysters it's rolling out an entire week of celebrations dedicated to them. Its famous lamb sausage roll will be forgotten for the week with a special menu that gives oysters the limelight — and from Monday, October 30 through to Thursday, November 2, you'll be able to slurp down some freshly shucked oysters for just $1 each. Get adventurous with po' boys and chowder pie alongside a variety of paired drinks.
There will be plenty of action throughout the week. Defy the myth in style with a whisky and oyster masterclass ($50) on Wednesday, November 1, hosted by Laphroaig Whisky Ambassador Michael Nouri. If you're up for working that elbow grease, Shane Buckley from oyster farm Wapengo Rocks is running oyster shucking masterclasses ($35) on Thursday, November 2. You will also receive your very own shucker to impress friends with this newfound skill.
Concerned about the extensive oyster shell carnage from the week of celebrations? All shells will be donated to Ocean Watch to sustain Sydney Harbour marine life.