Burgundy, France 2007 For the toasted rye 1 12-ounce loaf rye bread, frozen, sliced thinly on meat sliced For the oyster cream: Reserved Wellfleet oyster
liquor, from below 2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 8 ramps, green portion only, blanched Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste To serve: 1/2 ounce butter, plus additional as needed 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 8 ramps, white portion only, finely sliced 12 Wellfleet oysters
, shells removed, liquor reserved for oyster cream 4 ounces morel mushrooms Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
For a time she was based in the hipster heartland of Brooklyn, and most recently, Provincetown, that LGBTQ oasis on Cape Cod where, as executive chef of Central House at The Crown & Anchor, she turned out delicious classic plates for three years-think freshly-shucked local Wellfleet oysters
, baked lobster mac 'n' cheese, grilled rib eye, and on Thursday nights, an Italian dinner featuring her signature linguine and clams with garlic, shallots, chilies, clams, white wine, butter and herbs.
Both are noticeably different from Cotuit, Duxbury, Chilmark, or Wellfleet oysters
. An oyster party offering samples of them all -- from various degrees of briny to sweet and creamy -- is a raw bar lover's dream.
Eating Wellfleet oysters
(Cape Cod) for the first time.
The dinner menu will begin with a "blend of Cotuit and Wellfleet oysters
done in three exceptional preparations,'' followed by lobster thermidor, a New England presentation of Bandera quail and Chickering Farms veal roast.
(Makes 5) ingredients For the lobster stock: 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 onion, peeled and chopped 1/2 carrot, peeled and chopped 1/2 rib celery, chopped 1 clove gallic, peeled and smashed 1/2 cup white wine Shells oft we lobsters 1 sprig tarragon 1 sprig, thyme 1 sprig parsley 1/2 inch piece gingerroot, peeled 1 bay leaf 4 black peppercorns Water as needed For the vichyssoise: 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 leek, white part only, washed and chopped 1/2 potato, peeled and chopped Reserved lobster stock 5 Wellfleet oysters
, juices only, reserve meat 2 tablespoons heavy cream Lemon juice to taste Salt and white pepper to taste For the garnish: Reserved meat from 5 Wellfleet oysters
Sliced chives Small red apple, diced and snaked in lemon juice Wasabi
Besides Virginia, there were Wellfleet oysters
(six for $12), Oysters Rockefeller ($12) with a sauce concocted of spinach, onion, garlic, cream, toasty panko and a hint of sambuca.
Wellfleet has traditionally been a shellfish town (you've heard of Wellfleet oysters
CUTLINE: At the recently opened Gumbo on Water Street, owner Nick Vapiano and chef Patrick Carroll show off some dishes: crispy catfish and Wellfleet oysters