Seattle: Oysters at The Walrus & The Carpenter
I got my wish to have lots of oysters while in Seattle. We stopped in to The Walrus and the Carpenter before dinner at Staple & Fancy which they share a wall with. Seeing that they had six different local oysters; Barron Point, Eagle Rock, Penn Cove Select, Hama Hama, Baywater Sweets and Effingham, we ordered 2 each. I was shocked how cheap they were- $2 a piece!
There’s something about eating local oysters (all from Washington except for the Effingham which are from British Columbia). They were fresher and so sweet.
I didn’t want a cocktail at this point but did taste the Cobble Hill (Fernet, Carpano Antica, lemon, mint). Ah, it came out like a julep. I’m more familiar with Cobble Hill, the Manhattan variation of rye, Amaro Montanegro, dry vermouth and bruised cucumber.
What a nice way to start the evening. I would love to return and sit in the main dining room and have a full meal. We were out back and although it wasn’t raining, it was still chilly. I bet this patio would be amazing in the summer or for brunch.