Freshly shucked oysters
The G-man likes oysters. A year after our first trip to Mooney Mooney, the G-man was clamouring for a return visit.
We could think of no reason to refuse.
Les Wadham Oysters
Our bivalve-loving motorcade made its way towards the Hawkesbury, shack number ten, by Les Wadham, firmly in our sights. Imagine our horror when we discovered the shack was closed!
Disaster was averted when Les arrived at that very minute in his truck. Saturday is a busy day for restaurant deliveries we were told. We managed to order six dozen freshly shucked oysters but that's all he would give us. We still had three more car loads of people to come!
It takes some time to shuck oysters and Les was a busy man today. Lesson of the day: pre-order your oysters the day before so he can have them ready for you to pick up.
Fresh Broken Bay Pacific oysters
Rustic hammer on the table out the back
Les Wadham oysters $13/dozen
And my, what beauties! Our precious cargo were loaded into the boot, as we made our way to our lunchtime destination: McKell park in Brooklyn, back over the bridge and five minutes away.
JJ's Oyster Barn at Brooklyn
We supplemented our oyster shortage with another five dozen from JJ's Oyster Barn at Brooklyn. We had fourteen eager mouths to feed!
JJ's oysters $14/dozen
The taste between the two was no comparison. Whilst JJ's assured us their oysters had been opened that morning, we all found them tired and bland. The plump shiny oysters from Les Wadham were nothing but joy - sweet, salty, creamy and briney bliss.
Spinach quiche (from the Kings Cross Organic Market)
There was more food of course. We had a veritable feast laden on our picnic table. I'd walked up 92 steps to the top part of the park carrying picnic blankets, bags and cupcakes. I was sure I deserved to have about 92 mouthfuls in return.
Sushi platter from Makoto Chatswood
Krispy Kreme donuts
My banana cupcakes (recipe here)
And on our way home, the best sighting of all...
Broken Bay Oysters from Les Wadham
10 Kowan Road, Mooney Mooney
Tel: +61 (02) 9985 9704
Mobile: 0410 410 551
Sydney rock oysters and Pacific oysters
Call in advance to place orders for opened oysters
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