OysterFest 2009

Waterbar is hosting a three-day event, ~OYSTERFEST~, which includes two special oyster dinners at Waterbar (Oct. 15th and 16th) and an afternoon festival on the outdoor patio (Oct. 17th).

Guest chefs and oyster lovin' restaurants and farms include: Ryan Simas and Mark Franz (Farallon), Jan Birnbaum (EPIC Roasthouse), Adam Mali (Nick's Cove), Kenny Belov (FISH), Teresa Ebilane and Emily Luchetti (Waterbar), Parke Ulrich (Waterbar), George Morrone, Preston Point, and Tomales Bay Oysters. Dr. Frances Gulland, director of the Marine Mammal Center, will speak at the dinner on Friday October 16th.

The dinners on Thursday October 15th and Friday the 16th are a multi-course affair, and cost $125 (all-inclusive, with wine pairings). To view a PDF of the menus for each night, check them out here. Each dinner begins at 6pm.

Meanwhile, the OysterFest afternoon festival on Saturday October 17th runs from noon–3pm. The cost is $50, which includes admission and five tickets each, good for redeeming on small plates or beverages. There will be dishes like oysters on the half shell, grilled BBQ oysters, an oyster BLT, chowder, and more, and beverages from Anchor Steam, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Drakes Bay Oyster, J Vineyards, Ferrari-Carano, and Matanzas Creek Winery. There will also be a hot sauce competition, a shucking challenge, and live music by the Monophonics.

Proceeds to benefit the Surfrider Foundation and The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

OysterFest 2009
Oct. 15th–17th, 2009

399 The Embarcadero
Cross: Folsom St.
San Francisco CA 94105


Dinner: $125 (four courses w/ wine pairings)

Afternoon festival: $50 (five tickets redeemable for drinks and small plates)

Purchase tickets.