We need little excuse in the Londonist Dungeon to indulge our taste for luxury foodstuffs. We've used the word "crikey" four times this week! Crack open the caviar! We've found a picture of a puppy asleep on a traffic cone! Let's have some foie gras!
And so we were pleased to hear that the native oyster season has started and to celebrate we're going to head towards the Thames, get a drink, enjoy some live music, some shopping... and of course, an obligatory gorging on the oysters themselves, along with lobsters, prawns, shellfish, fresh fish and all the good stuff that comes from the sea.
The Oyster and Seafood Fair opens at Hays Galleria, the nicely laid out bit of the Thames riverfront in London Bridge with a covered area of bars, cafes and shops. For the professionals and wannabe seafood chefs, there will be cooking demonstrations and exhibition stands. For the folks who just want to get their chops around as much seafood as possible, there'll be foodstalls, bars and restaurants.
Running from tomorrow Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September, the Oyster and Seafood Fair opens each day at 11.00am and closes 8.00pm on Friday, 7.00pm on Saturday and 6.00pm on Sunday. Entry is free, though prepare yourself for a bit of credit card abuse - oysters don't come cheap and they do tend to slip down so easily. So pleasantly. So very, very nicely...
The Oyster and Seafood Fair, at Hays Galleria, 8 - 10 September. For more information, go to the Hays Galleria website here.