Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oyster lovers alert

Last night, at the "Oriental Wok" Hyde Park, 513-871-6888, they had fresh Oysters. The selection and preparation were both outstanding. If you like Oysters do yourself a favor and go there while they are available. Suggest you call first, just to make sure I haven't been back and eaten them all.
Last night, they served, East Coast, either on the "half shell" or as Oysters Rockefeller and large Oregon prepared several ways. I had the East Coast with just a bit of fresh lemon juice and then had the Oregon, which have to be cut, if you are at all polite, Wok sauteed with a very light ginger and scallion sauce. Don't know when I have enjoyed the mollusks more.
Sharing some of their wonder full appetizers and a Bombay was plenty. Others, for main courses, had Oysters, Egg Foo Yong, and Chicken Chow Mien, but who in their right mind would pass Oysters, when they are fresh and available? At "OW" always check what is being offered as a special, and as I have said, don't be afraid to ask for a dish or presentation to your liking. The owners and staff are in the "hospitality business" and understand what that term means.
Also in the past 10 days we have dined at "Bonefish Grill" still one of the better Seafood places in town. "Nicholson's Tavern and Pub" 625 Walnut St(between 6th and 7th)-513-564-9111 and "Trio's" in Kenwood. Since St. Louis I have made some effort to shed a few pounds, put on that weekend, with slight success. Therefore, most nights I have stuck with salad, often topped with Grilled Salmon.
All caution went with the wind last night, and I'm glad it did.

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