Brent Petkau believes humanity can learn a lot from the oyster, viewing this bivalve beauty as a vehicle for social change. By fulfilling the manifesto of his oyster revolution, Brent leads us towards a brighter future, one oyster at a time.
It’s not everyday where the local oyster supplier has created such a name for himself that he has an almost rock star status. But over the last 16 years, the charismatic Brent Petkau, aka ‘The Oyster Man’ has created an oyster-eating culture in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, where he has locals quite literally eating freshly shucked oysters from his hands. However, it’s not only overall experience he provides to his customers that is noteworthy, but it’s his mission to ignite a culinary revolution that makes him a standout oyster man.
Honouring the world of "working the night tides"
November 15th, Clayoquot Oyster Festival
This November 15th, the Oysterman returns to the Wickaninnish Inn as part of Tofino's 17th annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival. B.C. legend Brent Petkau will be your host, accompanied by copious quantities of his succulent bivalves, harvested off Vancouver Island's coast for your tasting pleasure.
Grape Stomp - October 19th
Plan to attend the Salt Spring Vineyards annual "Grape Stomp...... with OYSTERS". Saturday, October 19th.
This event celebrates the finest and freshest Cortes Island oysters, paired with Salt Spring Vineyards wines. Along with a whole lot more food, fun, dancing and music.
I look forward to being your OYSTER MAN. Warmest fall greetings and CHEERS, Brent
2013 OOOyster Festival
Walnut Beach Resort is proud to be the official sponsor of the 2013 OOOyster Festival.
I'll be shucking oysters with chef Jonas Stadtlander of the Waterfront Resort. The event that I am doing with Jonas is at the Walnut Beach Resort. SATURDAY APRIL 20th - Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Tickets available by calling Walnut Beach Resort at 1-877-936-5400, going to the BC VQA Wine Information Centre in Penticton.
Please read more at http://oooysterfestival.ambergoodwin.com/
Oyster & Perogy Launch Party
Thursday, April 4, The Royal on Baker, 6:30pm doors, 19+, $10 admission.
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Oysters & Stout
But hey, every good REVOLUTION needs legs, longevity and an ability to see "the bigger picture". And so the next time you drink a beer, or a stout in particular, ask yourself, wouldn't it be nice if each stout also contained "Lusty Bits of Oysterly Nourishment" in each sip.
"Citius, Altius, Forius"....... aka "Swifter, Higher and Stronger"
What’s a food film festival without some food! On Wednesday, April 18, @ 7pm, come to The Royal on Baker to learn of the importance of the humble oyster to our marine ecosystems and to celebrate the oyster with celebrity oyster man Brent Petkau. Following the screening of Shellshocked and a short film featuring Brent, a slideshow and talk by Brent will help open the floor to a 2buck-a-shuck oyster bar. Supporting the event is the Nelson Brewing Company who has paired their Blackheart Oatmeal Stout with Brent’s Cortes Island oysters. This is 19+ event.
It seems apparent that species are only commas in a sentence
Working the tidal pools, harvesting my shellfish each month, I have large moments of time for solitude and thought.
"It seems apparent that species are only commas in a sentence, that each species in the tidal pool is at once the point and the base of a pyramid.
One species merges into another,
groups melt into ecological groups until,
the time when what we know as life,
meets and enters what we think of as non-life.
BARNACLE to ROCK, OYSTER SPAT to BLEACHED WHITE SHELL, ROCK to EARTH, EARTH to TREE, TREE and RAIN and AIR......
Ahhhh, may the taste of an oyster on my lips, lead to an understanding that man is RELATED TO EVERYTHING."