Had your fill of oysters now that Valentine’s Day is over? Then why not head on down to Rye, East Sussex for some sizzling scallop sensations? 2010 sees a number of new events to tickle your taste buds. For the latest of these, read on.
The ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, East Sussex is famous for many things but maybe none more so than its seafood and arts. What better way to enjoy both of these specialities than an evening of music and food? The Rye Wurlitzer and Rye Bay scallops join to great effect.
The Rye Wurlitzer, the second oldest theatre organ in the country, has been given its own unique identity by the addition of scallop emblems on either side of the console, on the music rest, bench, pedal board and other parts of the cabinet. It’s a delight to see as it rises out of the pit on concert days. The scallop emblem is an interpretation of our popular local delicacy – the Rye Bay scallop, so special that it even has a week named after it each February.
“For One Night Only – The Sequel” will take place on Friday 26th February 2010 as part of Rye Bay scallop week. The Rye Wurlitzer musical experience and the delicious Rye Bay scallop will combine with a Coquilles St Jacques supper and a fabulous programme of music with Len Rawle, the acclaimed “Mr Wurlitzer”, rounding off the evening with a unique scallop-themed finale.
Tickets are £9.50 in aid of Rye College and are available by calling 01797 222545 or 01424 444058.
Rye Bay Scallop Week runs from 20th – 28th February 2010 with over 20 events including cookery demos, scallop tastings, gourmet evenings, wine tastings and competitions. The week starts on Saturday 20th February 2010 at Simmons Quay with Scallop Tasting at Rye Bay Fish and Scallop Cutting demonstrations at Market Fisheries.