The always anticipated shad arrival, the first supply in from the waters Georgia, is the annual harbinger of spring at the Oyster Bar. This season, shad filet is priced at $27.97 per entrée, while both the shad roe and the combo are priced at $29.95. All are served with the customary stuffed tomato and crispy bacon.
“Shad is here, and I look forward to this delicacy every February at this time,” says Ingber. “The inside ‘porcupine’
For further information and reservations, call the Grand Central Oyster Bar at (212) 490-6650. The Oyster Bar is open for lunch and dinner, beginning at 11:30 AM every day except Sundays.
Connoisseurs of caviar regard Shad roe as a delicious and tasty alternative.
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The Lenape American Indian tribe called shad the “inside-out porcupine” because of its many bones. The reason it is such a delicacy, and very few restaurants serve it is because of the expertise it takes to filet and de-bone.
Shad and shad roe recipes from executive chef Sandy Ingber, as well as interviews are available by contacting Cirillo World at 212-972-5337.
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The Grand Central Oyster Bar first opened its doors in 1913, in what was then a brand new, state-of-the-