Elliott’s Oyster House Tweaks Annual ‘Oyster New Year’ Benefit

Rather than having a traditional face-to-face event, Elliott’s Oyster House is celebrating its 28th Annual Oyster New Year benefit in 2020 with a month’s worth of special offerings.

Every November, Elliott’s, a seafood mainstay in Seattle for over 40 years, has donated proceeds from its Oyster New Year bash to the Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF). So far, the restaurant has contributed over $125,000 to the nonprofit organization’s work to restore and maintain Puget Sound waters.

“The 2019 Oyster New Year event helped fund a 15-acre native oyster enhancement project in Liberty Bay that got us over the finish line of our 10-year goal to restore 100 acres,” said Betsy Peabody, executive director of the PSRF, in a press release. “Oysters are a big part of our Northwest culture, a symbol and measure of clean water, and a great motivator when it comes to maintaining a healthy ecosystem that produces world-class shellfish. Thanks to Elliott’s for combining all these elements into one heck of a celebration — even during a pandemic. A rousing toast to the health of the marine waters around us.”

Although festivities will differ from years past, oyster lovers nonetheless can celebrate for the entire month with both new and returning oyster specials that will directly benefit the PSRF.

Elliott’s has two kit options available for preorder and pick-up all through November. The first is the Oyster Kit, which includes everything you need to enjoy an oyster feast right at home: 24 oysters (two varieties), an oyster knife, a shucking woodblock, gloves, classic oyster garnish, and a hand towel.

The second option, a wine kit, makes for a nice accompaniment to any meal, and can be purchased as a package or separately. The selections include Taittinger Champagne, Domaine de la Chauviniere Muscadet, or Garzon Albarino.

Prepaid reservations are available for parties comprising two to six guests to shuck and slurp their way through a delightful Oyster New Year Dinner, on either Nov. 20 or Nov. 21. The meal includes a six-course assortment of special oyster flights and seafood, as well as dessert and up to four featured beers and wines.

Space is limited to provide customers with safely distanced dining.

Some staples of the Oyster New Year celebration will be returning, but pivoting to digital. One example is the Most Beautiful Oyster contest, which allows oyster fans to vote online by Nov. 21 for their top pick. When a customer votes, they are entered into a lottery for a $100 gift card for Elliott’s Oyster House.

Several raffles will be held throughout the month as well, with 100 percent of sales going directly to PSRF. Some of the prizes include four VIP tickets to the 2021 Oyster New Year event, a $500 dinner at Elliott’s, a $100 at-home meal delivery, and a one-night booking at Alexis Hotel Spa Suite.

Elliott’s is dedicated to helping preserve the waters of the Puget Sound Region through its support of PSRF and other organizations that uphold eco-friendly practices.

You can help too by participating in Oyster New Year, or by making a direct donation here.

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