While tomorrow is a Friday and many New Yorkers will be celebrating a “Summer Friday,” August 5 also holds the distinction of being National Oyster Day.
A lot of Manhattan restaurants have appealing specials planned for this occasion, for example:
– Ocean Prime New York will have a special running from 2:00 PM through 11:00 PM, which will include $1 oysters, $10 sushi rolls, $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot and Moet Imperial, and a $10 specialty cocktail of the day. The restaurant will also be giving away one special pair of 14K White Gold, 6MM Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings from New York City private jeweler, Stephanie Gottlieb. To quality to win those earrings, share a picture of your oysters on Instagram, tagging @OceanPrimeNYC and #NationalOysterDay.
– Avra Estiatorio is offering a special between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, where guests that order a dozen oysters of their choice — Malpeque or Blue Point — get a free complimentary glass of red or white white.
– Invite Only goes a step further where guests that order a dozen oysters of their choosing — East Coast or West Coast — will be treated to a free bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
For those unable to celebrate tomorrow, New York Oyster Week is scheduled to arrive next month, starting September 16. More info is at www.oysterweek.com.