• February 2012

      Practically from the get-go, the year-old Walrus & Carpenter was hailed as one of Seattle’s best restaurants. The New York Times has written about it twice (in the travel section and magazine). GQ and Bon Appetit both named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011. Along with Boston’s Island Creek Oyster […]


    Every Day is the 14th

    February 15, 2012

    Appearing this morning, this amazing oyster was technically a day late for Valentine’s….  but maybe he’s channeling Cupid Valentino?


    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 14, 2012

    This sensuous  jingle shell/barnacle/oyster shell arrangement takes the cake for being the most romantic photo in our collection. UPDATE: check out this valentine’s day video from vh1 featuring Maison Premiere and Blue Pools, plus other sexy foods and general silliness.

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    Smoked Oyster Crostini

    February 10, 2012

    Chef Ron Stainer of the Hog Island Oyster Bar in Napa came up with this smoked oyster recipe in honor of our guest shucking appearance a few weeks back. Think of it as a smoked oyster salad over toast. The pickled onions and arugula really showcase the smokiness of the oysters, and the crunchy crostini sets […]

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    Oyster Concrete Remix

    February 3, 2012

    It’s like tabby, only beautiful and easy to clean. The crafty folks at Hog Island Oyster Company scooped up some crushed shells (and hog rings, and other oyster miscellany) from their parking lots and added the mix to the oyster bar’s concrete countertops. A Blue Pool, breaching.


    Gray whales came to play in Hood Canal! These pictures were taken by Connie Gallant up near Taylor Shellfish’s research lab in Dabob Bay. For more information check out the Orca Network. Big thanks to Bruce for the heads up.