Okanagan loves oysters, and when you visit this spring, you’ll see exactly how much locals¬†like these salty aphrodisiacs. Aside from hosting the annual Oliver/Osoyoos Oyster Festival from April 17 to 21, restaurants throughout the Okanagan Valley feature this tasty appetizer on their menus, and even offer specials that reel dozens of guests in because of the can’t-beat prices. If you’re all about oysters, make sure you plan a spring weekend at the Walnut Beach Resort to celebrate the tasty snack from the sea.
Oyster farms abound across British Columbia because of the¬†numerous fjords making up its¬†landscape. According to The Oyster Guide, British Columbia’s variety is essentially the same wherever you might try them, but the quality is pristine, with a hint of sweetness, a little salt and occasionally the tartness of a green apple.
Some people might find oysters intimidating, especially when they to go to a classy Okanagan restaurant near their luxurious Osoyoos hotel with a special date. They don’t have to be a food to fear, however – you can ask your server about the different varieties, as they are typically trained to know where each derives and the flavours that go along with every kind. After a spritz of lemon juice, feel free to slurp them back and enjoy.