OYSTER LOVERS UNITE THIS APRIL AT THE BOSTONIAN
Oyster expert and Managing Director Michael Filippidis (aka ‘Oyster Mike’) of Seafood Exporters Australia, will fly in from South Australia to share his expertise and passion for oysters as he shucks away during the week-long event.
Events include oyster sampling sessions called Oyster Flight from 22 to 28 April - ideal for an after-work or pre-dinner activity. On 25 April, oyster enthusiasts should sign up for the Oyster and Wine Master Class where Oyster Mike will wax lyrically about the world’s favourite aphrodisiacal ingredient.
Exclusively on the 26 April, Executive Chef Mark Bannon creates a five-course oyster themed menu, exquisitely paired with a range of Sauvignon wines – an event oyster-aficionados should not miss.
A Night of Oyster and WineMenu
Blue lump crab salad
Lime scented Galway Bay oyster jelly
Domaine Levin Cuvée, Levin Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Torres Santa Digna, Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Vally, Chile
Chestnut crusted sea scallops
Champagne oyster nage
Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough, New Zealand
Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Butter sautéed corn-fed chicken
Smoky Bay oysters, Pacific prawn, basil-soya glaze
Robert Mondavi, Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, U.S.A.
Pan-seared petit Angus beef mignon Coromandel oysters,
buttered wiltedspinach, shallot glazed mushrooms, brandy-veal jus
Walnut Block, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Bitter chocolate layers, maple walnut ice cream, chocolate-vanilla sauce
Forest, The Doctor Sauvignon Blanc "Stelvin Seal", Marlborough, New Zealand
About Michael Filippidis
In 2001, he began to focus on exporting oysters and received considerable support for this venture from other Australian farmers. Together with the help of his family, Seafood Exporters Australia's aquaculture producers sustainably harvest the freshest oysters and seafood from Australia's coastal areas.
Today, Seafood Exporters Australia has established the largest oyster export factory of Pacific oysters in South Australia, and is one of the largest processors, distributors, importers, exporters and retailers of fresh and frozen seafood in the country, exporting on a daily basis to Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.