When it comes to seafood in Port Stephens both residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice. From prawns, fish and oysters to crabs, lobsters, and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region, the envy of other regions throughout the state.
From the trawler to the table, your catch of the day is as fresh as it gets. Port Stephens is renowned for sensational seafood all year round with Hunter River estuaries and Myall Lakes and River bursting with sweet prawns and plump oysters, Blue Swimmer and Mud crabs and lobsters. This August we will celebrate coastal cuisine with live cooking demonstrations and tastings, educational talks and displays, oyster and tasting shucking.
This August we will celebrate our coastal cuisine with live cooking demonstrations, educational talks, signature dinners, seafood lunch specials, meeting the growers, kids activities and much more.
So join us as we share our love for seafood.
The Poyers, Lemon Tree Passage
Chef Ludovic Poyer shares with us about what he Loves about Seafood in Port Stephens.
Friday 25th August - Broughtons at the Bay, D’Albora Marina Nelson Bay
From prawns, fish and oysters to crabs, lobsters and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region and one of the reasons we attract top chefs from around the world.
This celebration of coastal cuisine begins with freshly shucked oyster by the grower accompanied by a glass of First Creek Wines Sparkling served upon arrival.
Leading local chefs Ben Way (Little Beach Boathouse), Ludovic Poyer (The Poyers) and Matt Keys (The Little Nel) will prepare a three-course Port Stephens seafood delight whilst all perfectly match to First Creek Wines’. Throughout the evening each chef will introduce their dish being served sharing their inspiration for their creation.
Saturday 12th August - D'ALBORA Marina, Nelson Bay
10am - 2pm
Oysters have been farmed within the pristine waterways of Port Stephens by generations of families. Whilst they can be an acquired taste, there is no doubt that we prodcue the frestest and tastiest oysters along the New South Wales coast.
Come and join our Farmers of the Sea and learn all about our local oyster industry, the difference in taste based on location and the all-important secret to shucking.
Monday - Friday for the month of August.
Local restaurants and cafes are celebrate with lunch and dinner seafood specials. Whether it is freshly shucked Oysters, a King Prawn Salad or local market fresh fish, our local restaurants and cafes will not let you down when it comes to fresh and local Port Stephens seafood.
Enjoy a delicious seafood inspired meal over lunch or dinner with our local producers as you learn about the local industry and hear tales of the past.
Participating Restaurants - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Lunch Friday 25th August
Dinner Saturday 19th & 26th August
Love Sea Food 'FISH & FUN' Weekend (Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August)
Hosted at D’Albora Marina Nelson Bay on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th this will be the signature weekend with a program of activities from Celebrity & Local Chefs providing cooking demonstrations and masterclasses, seafood tastings, Kids Fun Zone of interactive displays, touch tanks and fish feeding.
With generations of fishing and oyster farming families watching over their precious ”farmland” to ensure future generations can enjoy the lifestyle and visitors can continue to enjoy the freshest and tastiest seafood on the coast - the Port Stephens seafood and aquaculture industry is in safe hands.