Oyster Week has Arrived
Never had the pleasure of enjoying these world famous molluscs with your foodie friends? Don’t worry, we have the lowdown on just how to do it right. There are few important things to remember in order to ensure a premium experience when eating oysters…
What to Order
Just like in the golden days of hip hop, there are some serious East Coast vs. West Coast rivalries in the oyster world. Knowing how to pick and talk about the best East Coast oysters this season will make you stand out in your crowd.
Our Favorite Oysters from the New York Area
Widow’s Hole (medium sized, tinged with iron, greenish on the shell)
Bluepoint (full-bodied, creamy, and salty with a tannic bite)
Duck Island (very small, brown, and nutty)
Nearby Massachusetts and Rhode Island produce the Moonstone and the Cuttyhunk (both delicately flavored and agreeably buttery), as well as the Plymouth Rock (clean, briney, and easy to eat) and the famous Wellfleet.
How to Eat
Half the battle is knowing when to sauce, and when to not!
In general, our rule is that the larger the oyster, the more you should do with it. Larger oysters tend towards the buttery, and can stand to be doused with lemon juice or mignonette. Smaller oysters can be enjoyed alone.
Let’s break it down – big guys get sauced, little guys do not. Got it?
What to pair
Oysters are best enjoyed with a delicious beverage… or two.
We think that the best accompaniment for East Coast oysters is a pint of dark beer. Otherwise, a glass of dry white wine or gin martini are classic picks for oyster pairing.
Alright Uberites – consider yourself ready to take on Oyster Week! Check out our Foursquare list of the top spots for Oyster Week extravaganza.
Make sure to enjoy all the freshly shucked oysters with friends at your side! If they sign up with promo code OYSTERWEEK20, they’ll receive $20 off their first ride with Uber (now through the end of Oyster Week, September 29th).
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