Shaw’s Crab House is honoring the oyster with its longest celebration yet: the 31st annual Oyster Fest from October 1 – 31, 2019 hosted at Shaw’s Crab House Chicago (21 E. Hubbard Street) and Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg. (1900 E. Higgins Road). The month-long bash will be filled with new oyster-centric dishes, fried chicken and oyster roast dinners, oyster happy hours, roaming shuckers, and more. 

To kick off Oyster Fest, Shaw’s Chicago will host a Chef Series dinner on October 1 at 6:30 PM with four of Chicago’s top chefs including Chef Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde, Chef Stephen Gillanders of S.K.Y., Chef Erling Wu-Bower of Pacific Standard Time and Chef Arnulfo Tellez of Shaw’s Crab House. The four-course dinner features a dish from each of these chefs and beverage pairings by Shaw’s award-winning sommelier Kat Hawkins.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Vibrant For All, which “helps people achieve mental and emotional wellbeing with dignity and respect.” In addition to supporting a great cause, this special dinner also celebrates the 2019 Oyster Hall of Fame Inductee from Atlantic Aqua Farms.  The dinner is $79.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).  Space is limited, book your ticket here

Here is the full calendar of events of this year’s Oyster Fest:

 

EVERY DAY OYSTER FEST HAPPENINGS:  

 

SPECIAL OYSTER-CENTRIC MENU – Shaw’s Chicago & Schaumburg

Chef Arnulfo Tellez has created special dishes for Oyster Fest including the new Oyster Chawanmushi, Fried Oyster Corn Chowder, Oyster Au Gratin and more. Check out the full menu here.

OYSTER HAPPY HOUR – Shaw’s Chicago & Schaumburg

Oyster Happy Hour is available every day from 4 PM – 6 PM in the Oyster Bar. Slurp up select East Coast and West Coast oysters for half price.

LIVE MUSIC – Shaw’s Chicago ONLY

Live blues music Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday night from 7 PM – 10 PM in the Shaw’s Chicago Oyster Bar. View the band line-up here.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT OYSTER FEST:

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1: CHEF SERIES OYSTER HALL OF FAME DINNER – Shaw’s Chicago 

To kick off Oyster Fest, Shaw’s Chicago will host a Chef Series dinner on October 1 at 6:30 PM with four of Chicago’s top chefs including Chef Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde, Chef Stephen Gillanders of S.K.Y, Chef Erling Wu-Bower of Pacific Standard Time. and Chef Arnulfo Tellez of Shaw’s Crab House. The four-course dinner features a dish from each of these chefs and beverage pairings by Shaw’s award-winning sommelier Kat Hawkins.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Vibrant For All, which “helps people achieve mental and emotional wellbeing with dignity and respect.” In addition to supporting a great cause, this special dinner also celebrates the 2019 Oyster Hall of Fame Inductee J.P. Shellfish Inc.  The dinner is $79.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Space is limited, book your ticket here.

EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGHOUT OYSTER FEST – Shaw’s Chicago

In the Oyster Bar, enjoy rare boutique oysters presented and shucked tableside. In addition to being educated on the rare oysters and shucking process, guests will have access to additional oyster accouterment including caviar, mignonettes, and more. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. 

EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT OYSTER FEST: OYSTER ROAST & FRIED CHICKEN DINNER – Shaw’s Chicago ONLY 

This Oyster Fest exclusive event features a delicious menu of roasted oysters, fried chicken, and comfort sides including mac & cheese, hush puppies, honey butter rolls and more. Guests will take the flavor with them by taking home a complimentary Shaw’s Limited Edition Four Letter Hot Sauce made by Chef Donny Farrell of Quality Crab and Oyster Bah. The dinner starts at 6 PM and is $49.95 per guest plus tax (gratuity not included) which includes two beverages. Click here to book.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 31: FINALE NIGHT – Shaw’s Chicago

Enjoy oyster happy hour all day from 11:30 AM – 10 PM, with half-priced select East Coast and West Coast oysters. Only available in the Oyster Bar. 

 

Follow @shellyfromshaws to stay updated on all event details happenings and check out the full calendar of events here. For more information on Shaw’s, visit us at www.shawscrabhouse.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Shaw’s mobile club