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October 19, 2010

Oyster Week quickie -- the Oceanaire

oceanaireDid anyone make it out for Baltimore Oyster Week?

I went down to the Oceanaire Seafood Room. The Harbor East restaurant, which recently welcomed a new chef, John Taylor, hadn't come up with anything special for is participation in the promotion. It wasn't obligated to, but it felt to me like a missed opportunity.

The bar area, meant to evoke the streamlined decor of a transatlantic ocean line, remains a posh setting, and the oyster selection last night was an impressive mix of East and West coast varieties. We put together a Virigina Dozen, 3 each of Rappahannock, Barcat, York River, and Stingray Bay. The oyster presentation is top-flight -- a cocktail sauce with shaved horseradish is commendable. Then, a plate of Oysters Rockefeller -- traditional all the way, blameless, and so what.

I'm not convinced anyone at the Oceanaire knew about the oyster week promotion, and I'm still not sure why we weren't shown the bar menu, which is exactly what we would have wanted. 


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:23 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Oyster Week


I had the Oysters Florentine at Petit Louis last night and they were divine. Highly recommend them.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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