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Crack Into The Spirit Of The Festive Season

November 23, 2021

Whether it’s for holiday Happy Hour happenings, a festive dine-in experience or picking up a bounty of fresh seafood for at-home boils, there’s no place quite like Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market to help shell-a-brate the holiday season in style. Check out the full lineup of Fanny Bay for the holidays features at the downtown restaurant and premium shellfish market below! —Vita Daily

sunday surf-and-turf dinners for two. Every Sunday until the calendar turns to 2022, Fanny Bay will warm up the weekends with Surf-and-Turf Dinners for Two for $99 plus tax. The prix-fixe menu features an appetizer course of six oysters, showcase main course of a fresh ½ Dungeness crab or Canadian Lobster (depending on the day’s catch), four prawns, four scallops and a 10-oz New York AAA striploin with mushrooms, green beans, roasted potatoes and vegetables, and a dessert course of crème brûlée or chocolate tart. November 21 & 28, December 5, 12, 19 & 26.

retail market pre-orders for christmas eve. The Fanny Bay retail market is providing holiday hosts with a full bounty of the city’s best freshest live shellfish selection that includes oysters, mussels, clams, geoduck, crab and lobster and a wide array of smoked, cured and frozen seafood as well as specialty curated boxes and kits to help hosts build the perfect festive seafood feast. Heading out of town for the holidays? Staff can also pack items for travel for those celebrating with friends and family outside of the city or province. The Fanny Bay retail market will begin taking pre-orders for Christmas Eve pickups via its website on Friday, December 10, and seafood lovers are strongly urged to order well in advance to avoid any holiday disappointment. The retail market will be open for pickups on Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but will be closed for Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25). Online ordering opens Friday, December 10.

new year’s eve on the half shell. Ring in the New Year in signature Fanny Bay style with oysters and Champagne or sparkling wine starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 31. Throughout the afternoon and evening, Fanny Bay will offer a special selection of oysters including: Fanny Bay (cucumber, slate finish); Sun Seeker (firm, sweet, light brine); Kusshi (firm, sweet, seaweed finish); Kumamoto (fruity, green melon, sweet); Shigoku (cucumber, salt snap); Fat Bastard (melon, salt snap); Olympia (soft copper, long-brine finish); Beausoleil (crisp, heavy brine, hazelnut); Sweet Select (fresh, sweet finish); and Sand Dunes (salty, melon, buttery finish) for $3.50 each or a Shucker’s Dozen for $40, with bottles of Gancia Rosé Prosecco (IT), Jackson Triggs Esprit Brut (BC) or Louis Roederer Brut Premier available for toasting friends and family. Friday, December 31.

reservations, holiday hours & buy-outs. Fanny Bay accepts reservations for groups of up to six people from 6:30 p.m. onwards through OpenTable, but is currently unable to guarantee tables for groups larger than six. Holiday restaurant buy-outs are also available for fully vaccinated groups of 40 to 60. The restaurant will be closed for the holidays on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25.

mobile oyster bars and shucking stations for holiday parties. Fanny Bay offers mobile oyster bars and interactive shucking stations ideal for corporate parties, client appreciation events and private gatherings of all sizes across the Lower Mainland this holiday season. The mobile stations are staffed by professional shuckers who will entertain and educate guests while sharing expert insights into the history and geography of B.C.’s shellfish farming industry and Fanny Bay’s tide-to-table farming process, making for a uniquely festive celebration guests won’t soon forget. For enquiries about booking the mobile oyster bar, please email oysterbar@fannybayoysters.com. Available throughout November and December.

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