...Thirteen chefs each will offer their interpretation of the bivalve, interpretations that range from a miso-pickled oyster served with ginger pudding to portobello oysters to the Bloody Oyster with a pearl — that one involves the Bloody Mary flavor profile — to the Asian Rouge Ramaki oyster, which will be wrapped in bacon and served in a wonton.
"It's an extravaganza of oysters," explained A.T. Ronan, the executive director of the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation, which puts on the event.
"It is so much fun because the chefs are out there really preparing their dishes, and it's just absolutely incredible food."
The evening will benefit the college's aquarium science program and, appropriately enough, is held at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
The evening also will include bagpipe and jazz music and food that doesn't involve oysters, such as shrimp cocktail and clam chowder...
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