October 13th - 14th
Grand Central Market
“Oysters are the New Sushi”
The DTLA Oyster Festival is an annual two-day festival held every October near the Oyster Gourmet bar in Grand Central Market. This event was started in 2015 by Christophe Happillon, Los Angeles’ only Maitre Écailler (Shellfish Master) and owner of The Oyster Gourmet.
Because of the successful run of the first two festivals, The DTLA Oyster Festival will now be held every year.
The goal of this special culinary event is to bring together oyster farmers and oyster lovers to celebrate all-things-oyster. Farmers from across the country will have the chance to showcase their oysters, and sell them directly to the festival goers. Visitors, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to taste and appreciate the different varieties of oysters.
The farmers will be shucking both days from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Market’s Hill Street platform adjacent to The Oyster Gourmet, which will offer a curated selection of French wines by the glass and by the bottle. Around the Market, vendors will offer special dishes featuring oysters.
As part of the celebration, Louisiana-rooted, Los Angeles-based band, the Mudbug Brass Band will inspire festival-goers to dance and swing to the rhythms of traditional New Orleans Jazz, R&B, and Funk on Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
On both days, kids can visit a free “shell-art” booth by Little Junebugs, where they can make their own projects using oyster shells, mini seashells and other underwater-themed decorations.
|Sol Azul Seafarms from Baja California, Mexico |
Sol Azul Seafarms, based in Baja California within the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Estero El Cardon, 23929 Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico
|Chelsea Oyster Farm from Olympia, WA |
Chelsea Farms, a current working model of environmental sustainability by making a priority of farming the Olympia Oyster, a native oyster to Olympia, Washington that was on its way to extinction.
Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, 222 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501
|Glacial Point Oysters from Alaska |
Glacial Point Oysters, a production of high quality oysters and blue mussels in Kachemak Bay, Alaska.
Halibut Cove Alaska, United States of America
|Grand Central Market |
Grand Central Market
|Hama Hama Seafood Co Store |
101 US 101 Washington, United States of America
|Paradise Oysters |
Paradise Oysters grown in the cold waters of Deep Bay in Southern Baynes Sound, British Columbia, farmed by Ron Osmond. https://paradiseoysters.com
Courtenay British Columbia, Canada 15 – 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue.
|Rock Harbor Oysters |
Rock Harbor Oysters from a small, family-owned farm on Cape Cod Bay Orleans, Massachusetts.
196 Skaket Beach 02653 Orleans (Massachusetts)