SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12th ANNUAL “GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER FRENZY” PRESENTED BY BLUE ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY FEATURES PRO SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS; CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS FEATURING TOP CHEFS; “SLURP OFF” OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS SPONSORED BY BLUE POINT BREWING COMPANY
***Shucking Championships Worth $3,750 in Prizes, including $3,000 to Champion***
New York—It’s an all-day Frenzy! Sixteen varieties of oysters – eight each from the East and West coasts – and six championship wines will headline the menu, and the top professional oyster shuckers on the planet will highlight the competition at the 12th Annual “Grand Central Oyster Frenzy” presented by Blue Island Oyster Company on Saturday,September 27 - at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (lower level, Grand Central Terminal) in New York City from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. 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.
Chefs will showcase their culinary wizardry in demonstrations with public tastings. The lineup includes: Amitzur Mor, executive chef, Barbounia, New York City;
Marc Grossman, event chef, Blue Island Oyster Company; and Peter Fu, executive chef de cuisine, the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
The public will compete in the SLURP OFF COMPETITIVE EATING COMPETITION(whoever slurps 12 oysters in the fastest time); the BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPSsponsored by Blue Point Brewing Company.
QUICK FACTS: GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER FRENZY SPONSORED BY BLUE ISLAND OYSTER FARMS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Who: Oyster Bar executive chef Sandy Ingber, the “Bishop of Bivalves,” is host; Professonal shuckers including seven-time champion Luis Iglesius; chef demonstrations showcasing the culinary wizardry of Amitzur Mor, executive chef, Barbounia, New York City; Marc Grossman, event chef, Blue Island Oyster Company; and Peter Fu, chef de cuisine, the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
Chef demonstrations and tastings; Beer Shucking sponsored by Blue Point Brewing Company, and the “Slurp Off” (whoever eats 12 oysters in fastest time) are both open to the public.
What: The 12th Annual Grand Central Oyster Frenzy presented by Blue Island Oyster Company
When: SATURDAY, September 27, 2014; Time: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
Price: Free admission; food and beverage by consumption
Subways: 4, 5, 6, 7
|12:30 PM -||Opening ceremonies: MARTY MARKOWTIZ, Brooklyn Borough President, presents proclamation to SANDY INGBER, the Bishop of Bivalves, Grand Central Oyster Bar|
|12:40 PM -||Chef demonstration & Tasting: Peter Fu, executive chef de cuisine, Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York City, Oyster dish|
|1:00 PM -||Professional Oyster Shucking Championships, co-sponsored by Blue Island Oyster Farms and the Grand Central Oyster Bar: 1st Round-Naked Cowboy Oysters, provided by Blue Island Oyster Farms|
|1:30 PM -||Chef demonstration & tasting: Amitzur Mor, Barbonia Restaurant, New York City, Oyster dish|
|1:50 PM -||Chef demonstration & tasting: Marc Grossman, Event Chef, Blue Island Oyster Farms, Long Island, NY. TBD|
|2:20 PM -||Professional Oyster Shucking Championships: 2nd Round-Blue Diamond Oysters, provided by K&B Seafood|
|2:35 PM -||Chef Demonstration & tasting: TBD|
|2:55 PM -||Beer Shucking Competition and sampling featuring beer from BLUEPOINT BREWERY, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK|
|3:15 PM -||The FINALS – Professional Oyster Shucking Championships: 3rd Round- Pickle Point Oysters, provided by J.P. Shellfish|
|3:35 PM -||SLURP OFF competitive eating contest featuring PUBLIC CONTESTANTS|
|3:45 PM -||Shucking Championship TROPHY PRESENTATION|
|Download the Shucking Contest Rules (Contestants please read prior to event)|
|Download the Shucking Contest Application (Contestants must email/FAX this prior to event – see the application for details)|
|Download the Slurp Off Waiver (Please fill this out and bring to the event to save time)|
|Download the Beer Shucking Waiver (Please fill this out and bring to the event to save time)|