I am a real avid oysters lover, so much so that Patrick McMurray, our Toronto's own world shucking champion, gave me a signed copy of his Oyster book in appreciation
of my regular patronage at his Oyster bar & grill - Starfish and Pearl Diver.
This evening, my 'bestman' and true buddy for over 40 years, met up at TST 'Open Oyster' for a long overdue re-union. Dining al fresco style outside in the patio, we celebrated our friendship and reminisce our time spend in London with a couple platters of extra-large to jumbo size oysters from around the world and a nice bottle of our favorite Riesling. The oysters we had were by far the largest I have encountered. In particular the Jumbo size Taylor Pacific which is as long as my palm! 'Gozilla Oysters', if there is such a thing?! Ha!
Surprisingly, the cooked food at this charming place was pretty delectable as well. Both the Dutch blue mussels with Pesto cream sauce and the Linguine with seared scallops and crab meat in EVOO both warrant top marks!
A fine and memorable evening of good food and great company!!
Taylor Pacific ( US West coast )
Zeeland Pearl ( Holland )
Palm size ' Taylor Pacific ' - now that's what I call a jumbo oyster!
Arcelin ( France )
Tsarkaya ( France )
Spanish Gailicia ( Spain )
Dutch Blue Mussels with Pesto Cream Sauce - surprisingly tasty! Sauce great with Baguette!