TYPE OF EVENT
12th ANNUAL “GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER FRENZY” PRESENTED BY BLUE ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY
FEATURING: PRO SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS, TOP CHEFS, “SLURP OFF”, AND BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS SPONSORED BY BLUE POINT BREWING COMPANY!
*Shucking Championships Worth $3,750 in Prizes, including $3,000 to Champion*
Forget Fashion Week…Are you ready for NYC Oyster Week? Then do not miss this event!
The Oyster Bar’s executive chef Sandy Ingber (a.k.a. Bishop of Bivalves) and general manager Kevin Faerkin will host.
- Seven-time champion Luis “The Mexican Menace” Iglesius will try for yet another title at the Oyster Frenzy’s Professional Shucking Championships sponsored by Blue Island Oyster Company. Top competitors will vie for a grand prize of $3,000, and total purses of $3,750. For the shucking championships, the first round oysters will be Naked Cowboyoysters provided by Blue Island; the second round will be Blue Diamond oysters provided by K&B Seafood; and the championship round oysters will be Pickle Point provided by JP Shellfish.
- The public will compete in the SLURP OFF COMPETITIVE EATING COMPETITION (whoever slurps 12 oysters in the fastest time); the BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS sponsored by Blue Point Brewing Company.
- Chefs will showcase their culinary wizardry in demonstrations with public tastings. The lineup includes: Amitzur Mor, executive chef, Barbounia, New York City.
The Masters of Ceremonies for the Oyster Frenzy who will handle the play-by-play of the shucking championships, slurp off and beer shucking competition will be sports casters Pat O’Keefe of News 12 the Bronx and Justin Shackil of WCBS Radio and Sirius Mad Dog Radio.
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