Fishers were recommended by the cabbie. He said a lot to me in the taxi from the airport to the hotel but I understood little- I have trouble with accents even though I have a slight one myself. One thing I understood is that Fishers has great seafood if I want a non-pub experience. In addition, my friend, Ruth, who lived in UK has highly recommended the oysters in Scotland. There I was, counting myself as a lover of oysters and walking into the best oysters of my life. #OysterLove The kitchenPacific Rock Oysters Loch Creran, Dunbeg, Scotland Natural Shallot vinegar. Elyssa/Lisa- Best oysters ever! Half dozen £11.50 Nine £17.00 Dozen £22.00. It’s the water’ it’s the ecology in the water. Of course, oysters must be fresh otherwise eating them raw would get you sick. But these oysters take freshness to the next level. They taste clean, juicy, slightly salty and briny. This is really not something that I can describe accurately. This is something that must be experienced. #LochCreranOysters
The shallot vinegar was something else completely; I was drinking it by the spoon-full. The carnage. Home smoked Venison, Arbroath smokie mayonnaise, haggis bon bons £8.50 Honestly, the oysters were so good that I don’t remember how this dish was. I vaguely recall the fried haggis bon bons were awesome with the mayo.
Chilled Scottish Seafood Platter: Lime & ginger hot smoked salmon, sliced gravadlax, damson & gin cured salmon carpaccio of Monkfish, crayfish salsa, pickled sweet onion, brown shrimp & rocket salad, ciabatta bread £10.00 /£19.50 . Are you kidding me? I don’t know why I ordered salmon and monkfish after the best oysters ever. They paled in comparison to the oysters.
Just for the oysters and the haggis (read my haggis post here), I will fly the seven hours to Edinbrugh again. These Loch Creran oysters are the best I have ever had in my life. #Oysters The world really is my oyster.
Read my prior oysters experiences below so that you know I am not a newbie to oysters. And the number next to each of the posts indicates their ranking of the oyster excellence. It’s obvious that the closer the restaurant to where the oysters are bred, the better the eating.
- Oysters! Elm Street Oyster House in Greenwich, CT
- Wanderlust – Goombays Grille & Raw Bar in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Solved My Small Appetite Problem.
- La Boite Huitres, The Oyster Box, at the Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal
- Psari Seafood Restaurant in Long Island City, NY- Extremely Fresh Seafood, Pleasing Oysters and Clams
- Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish in North Salem, NY – Celebrating a New Beginning and Old Friendships. Oysters and Scallops!
- Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant in NYC – A Slice of Heaven
- Ten Twenty Post in Darien CT – Oysters! Oysters! Oysters!
This experience took place at
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