After a brief hiatus, the Rialto team kicked off their famed 1 dollars Oyster Mondays this week with a boat load of over 1,000 oysters from Island Creek Oysters. Although this may sound like a lot, at a dollar each and combined with the hype of this dynamic team (let's also note that Nantucket Microbrewery Cisco Brewers was a partner for the evening), these babies went fast.
Arriving at 6:25, which I thought was an acceptable time, my friend and I only just barely snagged the last dozen. Once they were presented to us, I completely understood why..I have never seen such huge oysters!
They were plump and delicious and went down an absolute treat with the Grey Lady Ale from Cisco Brewers. I paired mine with a delicious Falanghina, fruity and medium body, a perfect refreshing accompaniment to our lovely array of oysters. Rialto also had a trio of mignonettes, my favorite of which was the ginger root and champagne one.
Needless to say, when Rialto says come in early...you had better take note because at 1 dollar, these oysters practically get shucked onto your plate...and you will not want to settle for less than a dozen. Lucky for us, it looks like $1 Oyster Mondays are here to stay.