For fans of nature and the incredible diversity of life on our planet, may we present for your consideration the simple oyster?
Yeah sure they don’t run around killing gazelles like lions or soar above us like eagles. They just sort of sit there, in the bay, until somebody goes and digs them up.
But they’re still fascinating, living their little bivalve lives out in the water. Some of them are makers of pearls, providing us all with a safe gift choice for anniversaries. Some of them—called window pane oysters—have translucent shells that make nice, and much cheaper jewelry gifts all by themselves.
And of course, they’re mostly good eats.
Make that great eats. Wonderful eats
Hey, whatever they do out in the bay, it sure makes them tasty.
Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa we’ve long celebrated the oyster by serving them in various delicious ways at The Metropolitan’s oyster and raw bar.
On April 23, we’re going to bump it up a notch by presenting The World is Your Oyster at 2pm, as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. For this event, The Metropolitan will team oysters with another miracle of the modern world, namely beer (some wheat, some hops, some yeast and voila – beer).
Discover some amazing flavor combinations when oysters and beer get together. You can enjoy a refreshing ice cold brew to tame and enhance the flavor of these briny delicacies. The oyster’s “taste of the sea” nature lends itself well to several complementary beer styles. Enjoy small plates featuring oysters paired with beer.
Here’s the menu:
Steamed Bun/ Tempura Beavertail Oyster/ Celery Leaves/ Scallions/ Miso Mayonnaise/ Sriracha Cream
Cape May Salt Oyster Pie/ Oblique Cut Vegetables/ Pepper Bacon/ Chive Cream/ Oyster Cracker Crumb Topping/ Dandelion Salad
Yes, oysters can have beavertails. They can be baked into pies and even be chilled in a madhouse.
Trust us, oysters are a true culinary miracle and The Metropolitan’s chefs tap into that miracle every day.