Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar Throws Weeklong Oysterfest to Celebrate First Anniversary March 1-7
Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, East Cobb’s premier destination for chef-driven seafood, is hosting a weeklong Oysterfest first birthday bash March 1-7. Chef/owner Doug Turbush plans a week of daily specials, chef demos and two pairing dinners making the most of the magnificent mollusk -- both to celebrate and to show some guest appreciation. Slide in for oyster happy hour from 5-7 p.m. weekdays (March 1-3 and 6-7) and from 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (March 4-5) and enjoy half-priced, half-shell oysters, “buck-a-shuck” oyster of the day and $5 house punch. Additionally, “buck-a-shuck” oysters and $5 Terrapin Hi-5 IPA will be offered all day, every day during Oysterfest. Those wanting to go whole hog oyster will find their pearl lies with the $35 Oysterfest prix fixe menu offered each day, featuring an appetizer choice of cold smoked oysters, beef carpaccio and fried oysters or wood-oven oysters Rockefeller; entrée selection of Jonah crab roll on a toasted H&F bun, wild-caught shrimp over saffron bomba rice or wood-grilled Bay of Fundy salmon; and a dessert choice of Key lime pie, caramel apple bread pudding or chocolate chess pie. Store up pearls of wisdom by attending “Oyster 101” chef demos from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5 when Turbush and sous chef William Puryear open up the world of oysters, oyster farming, oyster etiquette and how to pair oysters with wine and beer. Guests also will enjoy a selection of raw oysters, oyster hors d’oeuvre and sparkling wine. $25 per person (plus service fee); buy tickets online.