France wins oyster tasting competition

We do receive the occasional hugely self-indulgent treat from running this website and Barbican Life magazine and this week we were invited to participate in a GB/French oyster tasting competition hosted at Boisdale of Bishopsgate and sponsored by Boisdale, Wright Brothers and the City of London distillery.  Oysters are not to everyone’s taste, but they are to the writer’s, who participated with gusto. After an hour or so of judging and almost 1,000 oysters shucked, the results from this, the fourth Boisdale & Wright Brothers Oyster Championship 2019, a blind tasting was held to … [Read more...]

The Wright Brothers – Sumptuous Seafood in Spitalfields

Several years ago the writer ate several times at a great little Spanish Tapas Bar located in Old Spitalfields Market.  This closed a few years back and the space was taken over by seafood restaurant specialists, The Wright Brothers, who also have extremely well regarded establishments in Borough Market, Soho and South Kensington along with the Ferryboat Inn in Falmouth and operate their own oyster farm, also in Falmouth.  Thus I was very much looking forward to reviewing the Spitalfields outlet given that seafood, when fresh, well presented and cooked to perfection is probably my eating-out … [Read more...]