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On-tour Festivals & Events

Canberra 2023 Showcase

Broadwater Oysters will be on tour in Canberra next month to present Pambula Lake Sydney Rock Oysters in a short series of delicious Tide-to-Table Experiences. 

  • Shuck Yourself
  • Meet the Farmer 
  • Information Session for Food Industry Staff - Get to know your oysters! 

    Supported by the State Government’s Eat More Seafood Program.


    Tuesday 8 August until Friday 11 August 2023

    The lively Civic bars Dear Prudence and Brew Nation will offer ‘Oysters at the Bar’ with specially selected drink pairings. 

    Wednesday 9 August 2023 -  1 DAY ONLY - 

    Morning Sessions - Shuck Yourself 
       45min, only 25 places per session
       1 dozen oysters and selected toppings
       Book 11:30am or 1:00pm   

    Get the skills to shuck 3-year old, native Australian Sydney Rock Oysters yourself with expert advice from the Broadwater Oysters team and delicious oysters from Pambula Lake. You will be shown the best tips for handling, storing and shucking (opening) delicious Sydney Rock Oysters… it is not as hard as you think! Be amazed by the flavour difference when you shuck your own Sydney Rock Oysters. Inclusions: 1 dozen Sydney Rock Oysters and selected toppings. 


    Get to know your oysters!
    Information Session for Food/Hospitality Industry Staff

       Free - please pre-register your interest in attending the session, 45min
       Book 2:30pm only

    Come along and expand your knowledge on sustainable farming. From Merino sheep to native Sydney Rock Oysters - from land to sea - direct from farmers with 26 years experience. If you also want to expand your knowledge of oysters - book in! Why are they so precious? - What are the nutritional benefits? - How do they grow? - What is the 'merrior' in oysters? If you are working or studying agriculture, aquaculture, sustainable farming, food or hospitality industry and want to get to know Sydney Rock Oysters - book in!  You'll get to taste them too!

    Evening Sessions - Meet the Farmer
       45min, only 25 places per session
       1 dozen oysters, selected toppings, complimentary beverage
       4:30pm, 6:00pm or 7:30pm

    Sure you love a good oyster but have heard the story behind perfect slurp straight from farmer. Broadwater Oysters owners Greg carton and Sue McIntyre will take you on an farming journey that spans 26 years. Taste their award-winning produce from Pambula Lake NSW. In this tasty, fun and hands-on session, you will also call on your inner-hunter gatherer instincts and learn to shuck your own fresh oysters. You will be amazed at the flavour difference as you savour the 'merroir' that can only be created from the pristine waters of Pambula Lake. Arrive early at the bar 'Dear Prudence' to soak up the atmosphere and order your complimentary beverage from the bar. Sue's recommendation for the perfect pairing includes a dry sparkling wine, rich Verdelho, crisp Pilsner, mello Amber Ale or even a chocolate Stout. Inclusions: Enjoy a dozen oysters each with special toppings, a cheese board and a complimentary beverage all chosen just for this event!


    Craving more oysters?

    Opened oysters - Check out the "Oysters on the bar" menu, available for purchase from the Dear Prudence Bar after your experience.

    Unopened Oysters - When you book into one of the above sessions you can also pre-purchase a 'take-home shuck kit' with freshly harvested un-opened oysters plus everything you need to get your shuck-on at home. Or you can just pre-order un-opened Sydney Rock Oysters to take home.