Every October for the last two decades, oyster lovers near and far would descend upon the Cape for the annual Wellfleet OysterFest but this year, not surprisingly, is going to be a little different — the 20th annual Wellfleet OysterFest will be streaming on YouTube Live! On Saturday, October 17th, skip the long drive and the crowds and hunker down at home, order up a plate of Wellfleet oysters and pop open some bubbly or beers and slurp, sip and marvel as ten all star oyster shuckers compete in the All Star Shuck Off.
The free online celebration, which starts at 5:00pm, will be virtually hosted by three local celebrity chefs — Ming Tsai, chef and founder of Blue Dragon and Blue Ginger, Jamie Bissonnette, James Beard award-winning chef and partner at Toro, Coppa and Little Donkey, and Elle Simone Scott, founder of SheChef Inc. and current chef and food stylist for America’s Test Kitchen, — each will share their favorite oyster tips and recipes. Sign up for the free event now, gather together (a safe) watch party, order Wellfleet oysters from a number of local providers here and enjoy this annual event from wherever you are. Go to the Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting (S.P.A.T) website for more information on the event, Wellfleet Shellfish Harvester Relief Program, and merch — because the shuck must go on!