A friend from class told me about a ridiculous happy hour special at Lure Fishbar: $1 oysters, clams and half price on many other seafood specialties. We've been trying to go for some time now, but it's always been too crowded to get a seat. Oysters are a bit hard to eat standing up. But this past Friday, the 13th, we got lucky and scored a table after class. The restaurant is below ground and has an intimate ambiance with large banquettes, small tables and a long bar. Perfect for a date or casual dinner/drinks with friends.
We ordered 20 oysters and this lovely platter came out. Not sure what kind of oysters they are, but at $1 a piece, who really cares?? They were fresh and served with lemons, mignonette sauce, cocktail sauce and Tabasco, upon request. Both Diana and I recognized the ingredients of the mignonette sauce right away (same as Bearnaise, but without the Hollandaise!) Never eat with culinary school students if you don't like your food dissected. :)
I'm a firm believer that most food that comes in a shell can be paired with french fries. The fries were crispy, salty, warm and complemented the oysters perfectly. I recognized the fries as pont-neuf size and both Diana and I thought the mayonnaise was not homemade. We were not completely sure about that though. I love applying all the knowledge I've learned outside the classroom. Eating out has never been so fun!
142 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
i've eaten at lure before and it was actually quite good. not a fan of oysters though (as you know)... can we eat lobster soon? are you going to tell me they're not in season? mmm yummy lobsters ;)ReplyDelete