Lot 20 is one of the original small bars that sprung up in Perth after changes to the licencing laws, and is still one of the best. Each year they host an event for World Oyster Day, and that is looming on Friday 4th August – if you want to get along make sure you book a table as it is always a popular event. Sitting in the courtyard sampling a few oysters and a drop or two of wine is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening.
In anticipation of the event I thought I should drop by and check out what oysters Jerry Fraser, the master shucker who will be working hard on Friday, had to offer and I was happy to see he has again been able to source some from Albany, as well as his normal offerings from Tasmania, NSW and South Australia. Albany rocks are my favourite of all the oysters I had tried over the years – and I am happy to say the six I got into were brilliant.
Smaller than others they nonetheless are full of flavour – salty explosion of the ocean in your mouth, but so buttery and creamy – lovely. I am sure he will have some along on Friday for the crowd.
With the rocks what better than a glass or two of Joanne Bradbury’s 3Drops rosé – a top class elegant and crisply dry example from Mount Barker. Perfect accompaniment to the Great Southern oysters!
Lot 20 continues as one of the best of Perth’s small bars and their regular events – they have been hosting Great Southern wine tastings with matching good flights over recent months – are always well done and recommended.