For those of you who might be from other places and don’t know about a Lowcountry oyster roast, they are a marvelous winter tradition. Actually, you can have an oyster roast with our local abundant supply in any month that has an “R” in it but for some reason they taste better when there’s a bit of a chill in the air. Couple with cocktail or hot sauce, perhaps a saltine cracker or two and a cold beer, these steamed oysters are heaven.
The end of January brings about the annual Boone Hall Oyster Roast. This year a whole bunch of us from Dunes Properties volunteered to serve up the succulent bivalves to the 11,000 hungry attendees. We wore black plastic aprons and gloves, and handed out steaming hot buckets of oysters hot off the press. Here’s a picture of the roasters getting ready to roast. You can see the beautiful oaks and the river in the background.
Hop over to our company blog to see more pictures of the Oyster Roast in action!