Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Food for romantics, these tender, plump tastes of the sea may be all you need to get the evening started. With a mythological history in which the Greek goddess Aphrodite emerges from oyster sea foam from the Ionian Sea on an oyster half shell, oysters are forever more associated with a unique ability to stimulate more than just the appetite. We suggest a a mignonette made from a swig of gin on these bivalves and to serve them alongside a desire to do as In 1864 on a visit to San Francisco, Mark Twain felt compelled to “destroy oysters done up in all kinds of seductive styles”.