Been looking for something different to do on the weekends? We recommend the Oyster Roast at The George Washington Hotel – happening every Friday night! From 6 to 8 pm on their Sundowner Patio, you can enjoy awesome oysters and of course, fabulous drinks to go along with!
Most people either love or hate oysters, and if you’re unfamiliar with them, chances are you are not likely to try them. Truth is, oysters are delicious! They are versatile, they are unique, and there are so many different kinds worth trying. So many varieties of oysters are raised right here in Virginia, meaning we have access to some of the freshest and most delicious ones!
We were curious about why Chef John Lawrence, from George’s Food and Spirits, chose to work so closely with oysters. Here’s what he had to say, “I would start with simplicity, the basic shucked oyster stands by itself. Everything you wanted to know about it is sitting in that shell. The Merroir, the taste and texture of the oyster, allows you to understand the subtle complexities of the region that the oysters were raised. Salinity, metallic, sweet and earthy are revealed in one simple little package.”
Taste of Blue Ridge’s upcoming Root to Table event will feature tons of amazing food and talented chefs. Chef Lawrence will be there and, you guessed it, he will be preparing some truly wonderful Baked Rappahannock Oysters! If you loved the weekly Oyster Roast, you will love this event as well! Tickets are on sale now – you can purchase tickets and find more information here. Make sure you’re following @tasteofblueridge on Instagram – we are posting daily updates and behind-the-scenes images to show you more about this remarkable culinary community!
The Oyster Roasts are only $20 per person which includes a draft beer or glass of house wine, and are open to all. You can delight in your choice of either one draft beer pint, or a glass of the house wine, and up to two dozen freshly shucked and roasted VA oysters. You can even purchase more roasted oysters at $12 per dozen, because we both know you’ll be longing for more! Follow The George Washington Hotel on Facebook to keep up with the roasts and all other events.