Sometimes other people dictate what you eat. Not on purpose, mind you ... not in that EAT THIS OR ELSE kind of way. But you want to share your love of certain foods with the people that mean the most to you, and it's a bit of a cramp when they just don't get it. I love seafood. I love shellfish. And I try to corner any chance I've got to eat oysters. Belon oysters from Maine.
A quick snip of the rubber band, a quick turn of the oyster knife ...
... and you reveal the most creamy, saline, textural oyster. And what to drink alongside? A Martini of course. Dash of orange bitters, splash of vermouth, and gin. Stirred until ice cold, finished off with a lemon twist.