This week, my oyster pick isn't just one oyster but two. We proudly serve these two local oysters daily at CRU. The Fifth Bends grown by Simon Edwards and the Pocomo Meadows grown by Steve Bender. Both oyster farmers are very passionate and knowledgeable, providing us with the best oysters they harvest on a daily basis. Having a close relationship with them allows us to offer high quality, locally grown products which are the cornerstone of our raw bar.
The Fifth bends are grown in the head of the Nantucket harbor in deep water which provides plenty of food source. These oysters are plump, meaty and briny.
The Pocomo Meadows are grown in the mouth Polpis harbor near two fresh water creeks. These creeks help influence the sweet mineral taste that the Pocomo Meadows have.
I have spent time out harvesting oysters with both Steve and Simon and it is awesome to see the process first hand then be able to serve them up behind the raw bar. Come get some today at CRU. They are shucking amazing!