January Oyster Of The Month: Witch Ducks From Virginia At The Grand Central Oyster Bar

The Witch Duck Oyster has been named Oyster of the Month by Grand Central Oyster Bar executive chef Sandy Ingber. The oysters are produced by the Rappahannock Oyster Company in Virginia.
Rappahannock River Oysters
Rappahannock River Oysters
Jan. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- The New Year is here, and the January “Oyster of the Month” is the Witch Duck from Virginia at the Grand Central Oyster Bar, so decreed by executive chef Sandy Ingber.

The “Bishop of Bivalves” says that the premium oysters grown in the historic Lynnhaven River are great winter offerings, and are priced at $2.15 per oyster.

The oysters are produced in the famous Virginia river which is in very close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The Witch Duck is a product of the Rappahannock Oyster Co., the third piece in their trilogy of heirloom oysters.

The Grand Central Oyster Bar serves 4,000 oysters daily from 30 varieties, served on the half shell, roasted, broiled, Rockefeller-style,  and in pan roasts and stews.

Log on to www.oysterbarny.com to check out the Oyster Bar’s daily menu. Celebrating its 99th year in 2012, the Grand Central Oyster Bar is open for lunch beginning at 11:30 AM through the last evening reservation at 9:30 PM. For reservations call 212.490.6650.

For more info on Rappahannock Oyster Co, check out their website at www.rroysters.com, Facebook sites: https://www.facebook.com/Rappahannock and https://www.facebook.com/Merroir or twitter @RROysters and @Merroir, or call 804-204-1709, email at sales@rroysters.com.

About the Witch Duck: Grown under the watchful eye of local oyster farmer Cameron Chalmers, Witch Ducks offer up the simple salty taste of the Bay that was long regarded as one of the most upper echelon of oyster varieties.  Says owner Travis Croxton “Witch Ducks take the cool ocean salt and cut it ever so slightly with a freshwater sweetness to give you the flavor of the sea without the “smack” of salt.  We’re truly honored to be offering this oyster to connoisseurs once again, as it’s literally been unavailable since the 1920’s.”

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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-art, Grand Central Station. With its cavernous architecture and sweeping white tiled ceilings, it evokes this old N.Y. in all its grandness.
Source:Jerry Milani
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