Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The World is Your Oyster
I fell head over heels for a restaurant when we were back in Seattle. It's a cozy oyster bar tucked away in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood called The Walrus and the Carpenter. It's named after the Lewis Carroll poem, just one more thing to love about it. They serve simple, delicious small plates, great drinks and, of course, oysters. The Walrus is fairly small and they don't take reservations, so it took a while to get in, but was definitely worth the wait. We shared three varieties of oysters (although they had a lot more to choose from), fried Brussels sprouts, grilled sardines, speck served with ricotta and preserved pumpkin, and cheese with local honey. Everything tasted fantastic and the low-key atmosphere and quaint decor were welcoming on a cold, rainy night.