Wild Rover Oyster Festival 2019
The Surry Hills bar gives a week-long salute to oysters and whisky.
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 bringing back its entire week of celebrations dedicated to them for a third year. Its famous lamb sausage roll will be forgotten for the week with a special menu that gives oysters the limelight — and from Monday, October 28 through to Saturday, November 2, you'll be able to slurp down a dozen fresh oysters for $15 (which is just $1.25 a pop).
For the week, the bar will be serving up a special list of whisky-heavy cocktails all featuring Talisker. The exact drinks have no yet been released, but are expected to be posted on the event page imminently.
The mollusc-filled week will also kick off with an oyster and whisky tasting from 6.30–8pm on Monday, October 28. For $30, you'll be able to taste your way through five different Talisker whiskies and slurp down some oysters while chatting to NSW oyster farmer Paul Ryder. Then, the week will wrap up with a two nights of live tunes with The Flying Seamen on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.
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