The Rye Bay Scallop Week takes place between the 12th and 20th February 2011 in the small seaside town of Rye on the East Sussex coast.
The town is famous for its Scallops which are fished out in the bay by local fishermen who dredge them up from the sea bed using small boats. The scallop season is celebrated by the local restaurants and hotels putting on a range of special menus during the Festival with a range of seafood dishes. Of course Strand House is involved with this and puts on both a dinner menu featuring scallops but also a breakfast menu with scallops on black pudding which is a great delicacy. Scallops will feature both as starters and as part of the main course.
There are lots of events on during the Rye Bay Scallop festival with demonstrations of how the scallops are opened and prepared by the local fish wholesalers at Market Fisheries on Rye Quay. There are cookery demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs and even some you can come and take part in. Also the local farmers market will featuring a cookery demonstration and loads of other foodie goodies.
If you want somewhere to stay for the Rye Bay Scallop Week, look at the Strand House website or visit the local Tourist Information Office to get the latest availability.
If you are looking for further information on the Scallop Festival, see the Strand House website at www.thestrandhouse.co.uk or the Festival website at www.ryebayscallops.co.uk or the Rye Farmers Market site at www.ryemarket.org.uk