Posted by Tim Vidra / Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station
Those of you who know me or follow this blog know I love oysters. Today was no different and just because you are smack dab in the middle of NYC it does not mean you cannot get fresh tasty oysters. Off to The Grand Central Oyster Bar in Manhattan! The menu is amazing with upwards of 30+ oysters from both coasts in the US and Canada to choose from. I sampled the following:
- 2 Island Creek Oysters from Massachusetts. Small, salty, and with a fresh ocean taste.
- 2 Sister Point oysters from Washington State. Large, irony, and less salty.
- 2 Stellar Bay oysters from Vancouver BC. Small, good up front taste, irony finish and medium saltiness.
- 2 Martha's Vineyard oysters from Massachusetts. Large, clean, salty, and not as much ocean taste.
All of the oysters were very good but oysters do have different flavors depending on the salinity of the water, depth, temperature, cultivated, or wild. Basically, where they live. This is really what makes oysters a fun tasting adventure.
I could not quite pick out a winner; so after 2 more Island Creek's and Martha's Vineyard's I would have to say it was a very close race but the Martha's Vineyard came out on top.
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well