Recently, I got a post from someone who was asking about how to select oysters for eating raw at their local seafood market. I thought this was a great opportunity to give some 'facetime' to seafood buyer extraordinaire, Dan Smith. From my point of view, Dan stresses the single piece of information I live by when sourcing for The Sheppard Mansion. Build relationships. Talk to the people who are bringing you your food. Get in touch with it and them. They'll steer you in the right direction. Believe me, the better the producer, but more they're going to want to talk about their products. Happy Oyster eating!!!
FYI, the oysters he's hand delivering in the video were......AWESOME.