For those of you who don’t already know, Bluff season is back and more delicious than ever. March is always an eagerly anticipated month on the gastronomic calendar thanks to the abundance of the adored ocean delicacy — an oyster regularly pegged as one of the finest in the world. Eateries around the city are serving up a selection of delectable Bluff and beverage combinations, the best of which we’ve fished out for you below.
For this week only, from the 3rd-9th of March, Ostro will be offering a dozen Bluff oysters for $29.95 when you book a table for lunch or dinner. Diners after a little extra can delight in the ‘Bubbles & Bluff’ — three oysters and a glass of Lanson Champagne for $35, whilst half a dozen Bluffies and a pour of Steinlager Pure can be quaffed at The Deck for $25.
Celebrating Oyster season in style, Ebisu will be serving up their ‘Ebisu Bluffs’ — delectably topped with ponzu jelly, yuzu tobiko or cucumber sorbet — throughout the whole of March for just $6 a mollusc. Toast to the occasion with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët for $120 or a glass for $20.
Mission Bay Pavilion
Mission Bay Pavilion has kick-started the festivities with a multitude of specials. Their Bluffs By The Bay event offers single Bluffies at just $3 a pop, or $36 for the full dozen, all enhanced via the DIY bar of toppings or enjoyed au naturel. Attendees can kick back and enjoy the live music with a Glass of GH Mumm and three Bluffs for $20, or make it a Peroni for $15.
Creating a fantastic infusion of both oysters and alcohol for opening week (3rd-9th March), Seven is offering half a dozen bluffies and a glass of Tokyo Dry for $25 — or those craving a more lavish experience can purchase a dozen delectable Bluffies and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Magnum for $280.
The Oyster Festival
What better way to celebrate Bluff oysters than with a festival — Euro, Coley & Punch, The Culpeper, and The Crab Shack are all involved, making Princes Wharf the place to be. Find out more here.