One of the foods I can truly say I eat the most of (this time of year, especially) is oysters. I never seem to tire of these pristine specimens, and Boston does them oh-so-well. Take the recently opened Select Oyster Bar, where an irreproachable selection is matched by stunning crudi and inventive fruits de mer.
what we ate:
raw oysters ($2.75) | wellfleet, marthas vineyard, kumamoto
dressed maine lobster ($29) | fine herbs + lemon
faroe island salmon crudo ($14) | togarashi, pistachio oil, lime
flash seared hamachi ($19) | sweet corn salad, whipped avocado, lime slaw
spanish octopus ($18) | roasted tomatillo, chimichurri, blistered snap peas, serrano chili
Ulacia txakolina rose ($15/glass)
hemingway daquiri ($13.5) | privateer rum, maraschino, fresh citrus
green issac's special ($13.5) | cap rock gin, coconut water, bitters, lime
Gramona Imperial cava ($65/bottle)
While I will admit that I can hardly keep up with Boston's booming restaurant scene, I was so happy that the ladies and I made it a point to visit Select in its infant state. Tucked neatly into a small, narrow space on Gloucester Street in the Back Bay - this bright, cheerful oyster bar with a charming back patio is a welcome addition to the seafood scene.
Read Meghan's recap of our evening on Travel Wine Dine here.
50 Gloucester St