Plano’s chef-driven Low Country dining destination, Hookline, is showing how deep its roots run with a special Oyster Roast and Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. Jimmy B & The Zydeco Posse will provide the entertainment as guests enjoy drink specials, roasted oysters and a crawfish boil that is set to become a new favorite springtime dining tradition in Plano.
Never been to an oyster roast? It’s a tradition that comes from the Low Country of the Carolinas and Georgia, and for this special event, Hookline will be using James River oyster clusters – the most true and traditional way of doing an oyster roast in the Low Country.
At Hookline, oysters will be placed on a custom-built oyster table and covered with wet burlap sacks as they are being fire-roasted and steamed. The oysters will then pop open on their own. To make it even more authentic, the culinary team uses a clean shovel to place the oysters on the table for guests to enjoy.
The roasted oysters are served with horseradish, Bloody Mary cocktail sauce and fresh lemons to bring out the flavor. Guests can enjoy boiled crawfish, as well.
This special annual event is only on Saturday, May 19, 2 to 8 p.m. Cost is $45 all you care to eat.