Indulge in an exclusive afternoon of oysters and champagne with food and wine industry legends this Spring

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Indulge in an exclusive afternoon of oysters and champagne with food and wine industry legends this Spring

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Looking to elevate your weekend? Why not feast on premium oysters from across Australia with Taittinger champagne and lively tales from Richard Cornish and Max Allen At The Continental Sorrento this October.

If indulging in a tray of oysters and a glass of champagne overlooking the clear blue ocean is on your bucket list, we’ve found the perfect event for you.

Catering to lovers of the finer things in life, an exclusive one-day-only Oyster & Champagne event is taking place at illustrious local favourite, The Continental Sorrento.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Happening on October 1 (with hopefully some warmer weather), attendees will be hosted by noted food and wine journalists, authors and industry legends, Richard Cornish and Max Allen, who will share tales of the rise and fall – and rise again – of the oyster reefs of Port Phillip Bay, and Victorians’ enduring love affair with champagne.

Shimmering glasses of Brut Réserve from Taittinger, one of the world’s oldest and most renowned champagne houses, will be served upon arrival accompanied by an indulgent bump of beluga caviar from Caviar Giaveri.

As Richard and Max embark on a rich session of storytelling, sharing the little-known tales of the oyster reefs that once existed in the shallow waters of the bay, a Nebuchadnezzar of Taittinger will be poured accompanied by a curated plate of a half dozen of oysters for each guest.

Each plate will feature oysters sourced from locations across Australia including St Helens and Pipe Clay Lagoon in Tasmania, Smokey Bay and Streaky Bay in South Australia, and Merimbula, Wonboyn and Shoalhaven in New South Wales, with a highlight being native Angasi oysters from Tasmania.

At the conclusion of the storytelling and guided tasting, an oyster station filled with an abundance of Southern Rock Oysters will open along with a cash bar for those looking to keep the soiree going.

A toast to the summer ahead, this spectacular event will be located on The Continental Sorrento’s dazzling Sunset Terrace with breathtaking ocean views of the Mornington Peninsula.

The event will run from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, October 1 at The Continental Sorrento, 1-21 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Tickets can be purchased here