We started with a selection of oysters, whittling down the dozen varieties stocked to a choice of four. We randomly chose (clockwise from the lemon wedges in the photo) Katama Bay, Fire River, Bagaduce and Blue Pool ($2.90 each) which came from areas such as Massachusetts, Maine and up into the nearby cold waters of Canada. The helpful ordering form lists descriptions like "buttered popcorn finish" (Katama Bay) and "cream cucumber finish" (Blue Pool), which were all news to me. Clearly all oysters are not created equal. Starting with the milder flavours, we ended with the delicious Blue Pool from British Columbia which were definitely richer in flavour but I'm not sure I got the cucumber finish. The oysters tasted so fresh and were expertly shucked without a hint of grit or shell in any mouthful. The oysters were served with a slightly spicy Cocktail sauce and a simple Mignonette (chopped shallots and vinegar) but were best on their own with a squirt of lemon.
|Oyster selection at Neptune Oyster|
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|Lobster roll - hot with butter at Neptune Oyster|
|Grilled Greek Bronzino at Neptune Oyster|