Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Bar opens at 5:30 PM
The Annual Boston Dinner celebrating
Ducks Unlimited’s 75th year.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 Saint James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
This luxury Boston hotel has been a symbol of the city’s rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. With the completion of our centennial restoration project, The Fairmont Copley Plaza will shine brighter than ever.
Centrally located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, The Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail. Our historic landmark is located only a few blocks from the Hynes Convention Center, Copley Place Mall and the boutiques of Newbury Street.
Soon we’ll know the list of drinks available at our open bar cocktail hour. But what we do already know, is that Island Creek Oysters will be providing a complimentary Oyster Bar during the cocktail hour. Here’s a bit about Island Creek Oysters:
Island Creek Oysters is an idea. Skip Bennett planted his first oysters in 1992 after three years growing quahogs in Duxbury Bay. He was told by many he was moving from growing something bad to something even worse. After years of trial and error, and some undeniably delicious oysters, Skip was joined in his adventure by Christian Horne, an oyster farmer from Maine, and shortly thereafter by Don Merry, the owner of a local fish market.
By 2000, the group had grown with the addition of Skip’s father Bill Bennett. Between these four, Island Creek began selling oysters to local restaurants. In the early days there weren’t enough oysters to supply the restaurants, so chefs simply said when you have them, we want them. Through this commitment to chefs, Island Creek Oysters has grown into one of the largest oyster companies in the United States.