Oysterfest returned on November 20th, 2022
My team and I were lucky enough to attend this event. Every year this is one of my favorite events that is hosted in Whistler. We had a blast getting to try different fine wines and food from the region.
In recent years this event has been part of the cornucopia festival and has taken place at the Whistler Conference Center.
Highlights for me were the massive Sawmill Bay Oysters (roughly $7,000 worth were there!) and the BC salmon chowder. As well as the creative caesars for the annual Barefoot Bistro completion. My personal favorite caesar was a collaboration between Tito’s Vodka and the Raven Room that was Asian-inspired and featured a spring roll as garnish.
Watching the “shuck off” is always a thrilling event, luckily this year no injuries were sustained by competitors, but we have seen a few sliced hands in the past!
The real highlight for me is getting to catch up with other locals I have met over my years of living in town and seeing everyone dressed to impress. It was great to eat, drink and be merry for the evening.
I’m already looking forward to next year!