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The Oyster Ball is Back!

17 October 2009

celebrating the Falmouth Oyster Festival

The Oyster Ball celebrating the Falmouth Oyster Festival is back this year and is sure to be bigger and better than ever. The festival main sponsors, St Michael's Hotel & Spa, will be hosting the ball on Saturday 17th October in the Regatta Suite.

The black tie event will be a night to remember with a Kir Royal and oyster reception, followed by a delicious 4 course dinner. Award winning singing sensation Ley Adewole and her band, plus top DJ Kris Kool will be providing the evenings entertainment; Ley has previously worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Take That, and Tom Jones, so will be a great asset to the evening.
Tickets: £45 per head;
Full tables of 10 preferred,
Call: 01326 312707 to book your table.

Hotel Proprietor Nigel Carpenter said: "We are thrilled to be hosting this year's Oyster Ball and the hotel team are in the midst of planning a memorable night. The ball has been a popular Falmouth event for a number of years and we hope to continue its success this year."

As well as the Oyster Ball, St Michael's will be laying on an Oyster Festival Gourmet night on Thursday 15th October featuring a fabulous seafood orientated gourmet menu with wines selected to match every course. The Flying Fish Restaurant Manager Rebecca Jackson will be hosting the evening along with Brown Brothers wine expert Emma Burstall. The evening is sure to be an exciting tasting experience; tickets inclusive of all wines are £59 per head.

On the final day of the festival the ever popular ‘Sunday Lunch at The Flying Fish' will be even more enticing with the mellow sounds of the regions top Jazz Band's, Jumping Out.

All of these events can be booked separately or as part of an exclusive Oyster Festival Break.

St Michael's Hotel & Spa boasts a superb location on the seafront in Falmouth, with stunning sea views, first class cuisine with a fine reputation for its Flying Fish Restaurant and a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel offers a contemporary oasis for guests to relax, unwind and indulge. After a £3.5 million refurbishment by owners, Nigel and Julie Carpenter, the hotel has won many awards and is generally regarded as one of the finest hotels in the South West.

For details of the festival events at St Michaels Hotel & Spa and further information please visit www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk/oyster

•St Michael's Hotel was bought by Nigel and Julie Carpenter in November 2001 and has since then been transformed. After a £3.5 million refurbishment St Michael's Hotel & Spa has won many awards and is generally regarded as one of the finest hotels in the South West.

• It has become a stylish hotel situated on the beautiful Cornish coast, with stunning sea views across sub tropical gardens and a sandy "Blue Flag" beach to the glittering ocean and coastline beyond.

•The Flying Fish Restaurant is open to non-guests as well as guests, serving breakfast, mid morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Emma Barry, Head Chef, and her team delight in creating exciting cuisine which utilises the very best that Cornwall has to offer.

•St Michael's Spa features a large heated pool with sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; an extensive Fitness Suite with cardiovascular, resistance equipment and free weights.

•Falmouth Oyster Festival 2009 takes place from 15 to 18 October.

•Falmouth Oyster Festival is held in October each year to mark the start of the Oyster Dredging season (October to April).

•The festival celebrates one of the last oyster fisheries still dredging under sail and oar.

•The festival is sponsored by St Michael's Hotel & Spa: www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk