Hello Oyster Lovers,
Oysters may seem like a hip trend, but we've actually been eating them for centuries in America. In fact, there are oyster shell middens along the East Coast created by Native Americans that date back thousands of years. We can't say for sure, but it's highly likely that oysters were at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
It is therefore only appropriate that our next event will be at Dorlan's Tavern (http://dorlans.com/) (213 Front St), nestled in the heart of the Financial District and the oldest part of New York. Chef Billy Barlow is excited to host us, and has put together the following menu. I am particularly stoked about the roasted quail and smoked oyster stuffing! Check it out:
Amuse Bouche 1
Dressed Kumamoto Oyster
tobiko, scallions, rice vinegar mignonette
Amuse Bouche 2
Fried Copps Island Oyster Slider
potato roll, bacon, tartar sauce
Trio of Broiled Blue Whale Oysters
garlic-herb butter, crab stuffed, Cajun style andouille and breadcrumbs
Roasted Quail and Smoked Ekone Oyster Stuffing
butternut squash puree, bourbon-cherry reduction
Tapioca Pearl Custard
The cost for this dinner is $45; including tax and tip the total is $58. As usual, prepayment is required to guarantee your seat at this event, and we have to give a headcount by Thu 11/17, so that is a hard deadline. In an effort to cut down on fees for all of us, I am going to run payments outside of the Meetup. I will be individually contacting everyone who RSVPs to get payments through Venmo, Paypal, Chase Quickpay, or Google Wallet. At the event, if you order any drinks or other menu items a la carte, please settle those with the server on your own.
When owner Jeremy Dahm was asked why the neighborhood needed a good oyster bar, he replied, "Why oysters? Oysters are like no other food. They give you a wild, magical kick in the soul every time you eat them." I couldn't agree more.
Hope to see you soon at Dorlan's!