Oysters – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. If you’re the latter, we’re sorry to hear. But if you’re with us and love ’em then get ready for a month in paradise. The incredible Sean Connolly and his team at Sean’s Kitchen are bringing back last year’s hugely successful Oyster Festival for the entire month of August. There will be daily $1 oyster happy hours, three amazing dinners, fantastic Champagne, new oyster dishes on the menu like the Coffin Bay Oyster po’ boy, black bun with green goddess dressing, and more.
Last year they shucked and served up over 17,000 $1 oysters over the month-long festival!
Here’s what’s on offer at Sean’s Kitchen this August:
The Oyster Inspired Menu
Sean and his chefs have crafted a selection of specially curated dishes showcasing a variety of South Australian oysters including southern fried oyster tacos and a carpet bag burger.
For something different, try the Beef tartare with oyster mayo & Kangaroo Island oyster beignet. Or the Southern Fried Kangaroo Island Oyster taco with slaw & kafir lime salsa. The Pirate Life Mosaic battered oysters, mushy peas & malt vinegar has to be my favourite though.
Exclusive Oyster Dinners
Do you love oysters? Like…REALLY love oysters? Well, Sean’s Kitchen are throwing three delicious and unique dinners in celebration of this humble mollusc. These dinners are mandatory for anyone who considers themselves to be an oyster connoisseur.
August 14 – There will be a sparkling wine and champagne oyster dinner, matching oysters with local Deviation Road Sparkling and 2008 Vintage Pol Roger Champagne.
August 21 – Sean’s Kitchen and Pirate Life explore the new global trend of Oysters and Beer matching. Oysters battered in Pirate Life Mosaic, Beer and Oyster Stout Pie and Stout Tiramisu are perfectly partnered with Pirate Life’s Mosaic, Pilsner and Stout.
August 28 – A Kangaroo Island Spirits Dinner that matches Kangaroo Island Oysters with KI Spirits cocktails. Big flavours including chilli and kaffir lime and ginger and orange are matched with punchy KI spirits cocktails.
Oyster Happy Hour
It’s Oyster Hour twice a day, every week day during August at Sean’s Kitchen. This means $1 oysters from 12-1pm and again from 5-6pm.
Sean Loves South Australian Oysters
Sean’s Kitchen is proud to showcase oysters from all over South Australia for the 2018 Oyster Festival.
South Australian farms produce high quality oysters, recognised globally for their creamy texture, fresh sea smell, pearly white inner shell and distinctive frilled exterior along with a high meat to shell ratio.
Smoky Bay Oysters
The waters of Smoky Bay are fed by the cool nutrient rich waters of the Southern Ocean, giving freshly harvested oysters a wonderful flavour and presentation. Oysters from Smoky Bay are renowned globally for their “Sweet Ocean” taste.
Coffin Bay Oysters
Coffin Bay is the premier oyster growing region in South Australia. Oysters produced here are known for their quality, flavour and size, largely due to the waterways surrounding Coffin Bay which are constantly being nourished with nutrient enriched seawater, welling up from the Southern Ocean.
American River Oysters
Kangaroo Island is well-known for its clean, green environment including high-quality pristine waters. Oysters grown in this region are known for their size, quality and distinctly sweet yet salty flavour.
A thriving oyster industry has been established in Franklin Harbour, which is located in Cowell.
The clean, sheltered water in this area provides an excellent environment for aquaculture, and the Pacific Oyster grown locally are recognised as some of the highest quality in the world.