From a press release:
“To mark the turn of the season on the autumnal equinox, Poste Moderne Brasserie will host ‘Oysterstock,’ benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership on Sunday September 22nd from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The annual event, now in its second year, will feature the region’s best oysters, lamb, beer and wine, accompanied by live music and an oyster eating competition.Tickets cost $85 and include all food, drink and live entertainment with proceeds benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Highlights from the Oysterstock celebration include:
· Food:Chef Dennis Marron will serve a diverse menu of grilled oysters, oyster shooters, spit-roasted pig from Autumn Olive Farms, fire-roasted fingerling potatoes, mac and cheese and Border Springs’ iconic lamb and clams dish. Local purveyors, including War Shore, Chesapeake Gold, Barren Island and Hollywood Oysters, will provide all oysters. All oyster shells will be recycled by the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
· Drinks:Beer from local brewers, Port City Brewery, who will be serving their Oyster Stout, 3 Stars Brewing and DC Brau will be served, as well as a specialty cocktail on tap from lead bartender Jason Wiles: the Watershed Rickey made with Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin, fresh lime, black pepper syrup, and Champagne.
· Entertainment: Live music provided by local alternative rock bands, Wes Tucker & The Skillets, The Weather Vanes, and The Reserves. The event will also see its first ever oyster-eating contest, with the first person to eat 22 oysters winning a gift basket from Profish and a Poste gift card.
Poste Moderne Brasserie is located at 555 8th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20004. Guests are encouraged to use the carriage entrance to the courtyard on 8th Street.