This above Casse-croûte menu is offered by Tabeau Bar Bistro at the Loden Hotel Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30. It's perfect for a mid-afternoon snack during an out of office meeting or for a pre-dinner/pre-theatre snack. Just think how pleasant afternoon roundtables would be if everyone had a glass of Moët & some Oysters?!
As part of the launch the new Casse-croûte menu at Tableau at the Loden Hotel, they threw an Oyster Shucking Contest featuring some local media celebrities. There are four competitors in total, namely Victoria Chemko (Victoria's Food Secrets), Fiona Forbes (Urban Rush), Fred Lee (Fred About Town), and Bro Jake (Classic Rock 101).
And here is the battleground. That is the biggest hourglass I have ever seen, and I was also relieved to see gloves for each of the contestants. Lots of oysters, ice and other garnishes were also at the ready.
Here is Bro Jake having a drink to calm his nerves, oh wait, is that glass on the table his as well? And oh, is Fiona getting some last minute tips from the Chef?
And...action! Now we see all four contestants spring into action. Each picking, shucking and placing their oysters onto a bed of ice. First one to do six oysters gets to take home the trophy.
And here is the plate by second place winner, Bro Jake. See the shucker as part of the presentation? Inspired!
And here we have the winner, Fiona Forbes with the fastest shucking time and the best presentation.
- Casse-Croute menu only available Monday - Fridays.
- Good cheese and charcuterire plate
- Great French Onion Soup