If you’ve been loathing this winter weather as much as we have, you’re on the look-out for the perfect dish to help you defrost!
Well look no further, winter nights need not be so dull when there are glorious mussels to enjoy, and this month Little Creatures Geelong are partnering with The Nature Conservancy to bring you an Oyster and Mussel Night in the Brewery on Thursday June 21.
Little Creatures has supported The Nature Conservancy since moving to Geelong, with the ‘Shuck Don’t Chuck’ shell recycling project, by cleaning and recycling shells from their popular mussel dish, which are then returned to The Nature Conservancy and placed back into the bay.
This directly helps replenish our very own Corio Bay, bringing with it all the benefits of a healthy and living shellfish reefs. You might not know it, but these shells are actually needed to enable oysters and mussels to attach on and grow.
Little Creatures GM for Hospitality, Paul Rogasch, explains the importance of this local initiative. “We’re really proud to be able to play a role in such a valuable project. To see our reefs being repaired after decades of destruction and knowing that every time we dish up local shellfish, we are helping is truly satisfying.”
For one night in June, The Nature Conservancy and Little Creatures will be sourcing Australian Flat oysters from local farmers that will be served on ice in the Canteen and an exclusive Brewery Package and Experience being raffled off, with proceeds going to the shellfish project.
Little Creatures will be serving up their famous mussel dish, and there’ll be live music from local surf band, The Quick Sixes.
It’s a win for all involved; you get to devour fresh Australian Flat Oysters, local mussels and beer, all while offering support for shellfish reef restoration work… and it’s free entry.
The Oyster & Mussel night will run from 6pm – 9pm at Little Creatures Village, Geelong on Thursday June 21.