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Winners Announced At Boisdale & Wright Brothers Oyster Tasting Championship 2012

Posted on Oct 17, 2012
Winners Announced At Boisdale & Wright Brothers Oyster Tasting Championship 2012

After a day of judg­ing with hun­dreds of oys­ters shucked over the two vari­eties of oys­ter tast­ed and 10 pro­duc­ers rep­re­sent­ed in front of 19 aca­d­e­m­ic judges, the results are final­ly in from the sec­ond Bois­dale & Wright Broth­ers Oys­ter Tast­ing Cham­pi­onship 2012.

Whistable, in the Native cat­e­go­ry and Cum­brae in the Rock took the gold medals at the event held at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf in asso­ci­a­tion with Pol Roger Cham­pagne and Château de Sours wines on Tues­day Octo­ber 16, 2012 but the day was a tri­umph for the British Isles’ oys­ter indus­try as a whole. 

The Judg­ing Panel:

Tom Park­er Bowles, Xante Clay, Joe War­wick, Kate Spicer, Lucas Holl­weg, Row­ley Leigh, Charles Cam­pi­on pic­tured with Sam Hart, Richard Vines, Dai Fran­cis, Bri­an Turn­er, Rick Stein, Robin Han­cock, Ranald Mac­don­ald, Bill Knott, Nick James, Richard Cor­ri­g­an, Har­ry Phibbs.

Quotes from the judges…

Lucas Holl­weg – food edi­tor and jour­nal­ist, self-taught cook

What a fan­tas­tic a tast­ing! If you see not just the range of oys­ters being pro­duced round the cost of the British Isles but also the fact that they are all of such amaz­ing qual­i­ty. French oys­ters eat your heart out!

Charles Cam­pi­on – food critic

It’s nice to see a noble oys­ter giv­en the atten­tion it deserves.

Sam Hart – restau­ra­teur, own­er of Quo Vadis

It’s such a plea­sure to taste oys­ters lat­er­al­ly, and very con­struc­tive tast­ing 10 dif­fer­ent oys­ters one after anoth­er. It opens one’s eyes to a vast dif­fer­ence between British Oysters.

Bill Knott – TV chef, food critic 

An event bril­liant­ly con­ceived and even bet­ter this year!

Tom Park­er Bowles – food critic

The Natives are so beau­ti­ful, unpaci­fi­able above Rocks. How­ev­er Rocks will be the future of oys­ters for everyone.

Oyster lovers can taste the win­ning oys­ters at all Bois­dale and Wright Broth­ers restau­rants.

Read more about oys­ters on the Bois­dale Blog.