The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival
will soon be underway and the local restaurants are throwing all their weight into the festivities with mouth-watering specials for all you oyster lovers out there.
2008 Tabasco Oyster Hotspot Specials
34 Degrees South
8 cocktail coastal oysters for R34.
6 Medium cultivated oysters and a glass of Boland Rosé for R36 or 6 oven-baked oysters dipped in sherry and parmesan cheese with a pastry topping plus a glass of Louisvale Unwooded Chardonnay for R48.
The Bell at Belvidere Manor
Oyster omelette with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and spiced tomato salad for R35.
6 Medium cultivated oysters, 6 Queen prawns with Island cocktail dressing on a bed of crispy lettuce R60.
Casa de Galinha
Oysters Mornay – oysters in their shells topped with a piquant sauce and Cheddar cheese, baked under the grill for R9 each or freshly shucked naked oysters for R6 each or ginger, soy and lime topped oysters for R9 each.
6 naked cultivated oysters – teased with a Bloody Mary gazpacho shot for R50.
Medium cultivated oysters served the Del Gusto way for R8 each.
De Oude Fabriek Restaurant
Medium cultivated oysters – au natural for R6 each or oysters with a spicy Indian salsa for R7 each.
Dry Dock Food Co.
Medium cultivated oysters for R9 each.
Little Firefly Eating House oyster dumplings with a fragrant tamarind mustard and a citrus and juniper berry chutney for R38.
Knysna Oyster Co.
12 Medium cultivated cooked oysters with a glass of bubbly for R150.
Medium cultivated oysters au natural for R6 each or oysters with spicy Limani salsa for R8 each.
6 Medium cultivated oysters plus a glass of Beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc for R45 or 6 Medium oysters wrapped in smoked salmon with crème fraiche and dill plus a glass of bubbly for R65.
Medium cultivated oysters for R5.50 each or 6 oysters crumbed, deep-fried and served in a shell with cream cheese for R55. 8 Medium cultivated oysters pan fried in olive oil, garlic, sherry and cream served on a savoury wild rice for R99.
6 Medium cultivated oysters and a glass of white wine forR33.50 or cultivated oysters, au natural, with Tabasco and ground pepper for R6-00 each.
6 medium cultivated oysters for R48 or Kumumoto pan-fried Oysters for R60.
Simola Hotel & Spa
6 Medium cultivated oysters au natural for R4.50 each.
Oysters sushi – "Massive Maki Oyster Mayhem", plate of sushi containing 4 fresh oysters (marinated in chilli sauce, lemon & pepper), 10 maki roll pieces with pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce and disposable chopsticks for R45.
Sirocco Duo Trio, 3 medium cultivated oysters, 1 with tomato salsa, 1 vodka chutney and 1 with mango coriander salsa, combined with 3 types of fish – chilli-paprika hake, lemon-garlic catch and Asian influenced salmon, with coriander couscous for R130. Sirocco Pearls – 6 Knysna cultivated oysters with vodka chutney for R65.
Oysters and crushed peach schnapps ice for R8 each or oyster thermador for R8 each.
Tempura oyster with ginger & oyster sauce reduction, topped with sweet pepper spaghetti for R8 each or oysters with homemade lemon & lime sorbet for R8 each.
Watermill Oyster and Sushi Bar
6 medium oysters for R30 or 12 medium oysters for R55.
Zachary's at Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Enjoy a glass of Krone Cap Classique with half a dozen Knysna oysters for R98.
Medium cultivated oysters for R5 each or 6 medium oysters with a glass bubbly forR50.