Whatever you think about oysters’ dubiously magical aphrodisiac qualities, which are still unfounded, they definitely qualify for the adult aisle. “Let’s do oysters” is a blunt invitation. Three words used to separate the wheat from chaff. Packed full of zinc and eaten alive, oysters are as delicious as they are decisive – perfect first-date fare.
Rare and exotic beauties tightly clasped between two shells and one hinge. Freshly shucked to reveal their mysterious, naked flesh. A taste sensation akin to diving straight into a wave and blasting your palate with the spindrift and filling your head with a gush of sea spray.
It’s not advisable to make a meal of oysters. A belly full of them is unappealing and potentially disastrous. Go halves on a dozen as an amuse bouche or an afternoon snack. Paired with some delicious grown-up beverages, you’ll soon both start to feel a tingle.