This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

5 Places to Go Where You Can Still Savor the Luxury of Oysters

"When you walk this platter through the dining room, people see it and say 'I want one,' " says Eric McConville, JRDN's assistant general manager.

And here's another reason JRDN's should be on your list of one of the country's remaining luxurious places to have oysters -- McConville personally tastes 10 to 12 different varieties of oysters each week, to ensure the restaurant is offering the best oysters possible.

"The main reason oysters are so luxurious is we have to search high and low to find high-quality oysters," he says.

Topnotch Resort and Spa, Vt.

So maybe a BLT doesn't immediately conjure up images of luxury, diamonds and pearls.

But when you add an oyster to that BLT, now you have something worth talking about, something intriguing for the more sophisticated diner.

Chef Steve Sicinski's spin on oysters involves combining it with some of Vermont's absolute freshest produce of the season -- specifically, baby heirloom tomatoes. To this he adds crisp lettuce and locally smoked bacon.

"Right now in Vermont it's peak tomato season with all the fresh baby heirlooms," Sicinski says. "And this dish definitely has a summer feel, and we definitely use really good tomatoes. The tomato is as important as oyster."

The oysters are lightly fried and the dish is assembled by hand, layer by layer -- with the topping of bacon, lettuce and tomato. It presents very delicately, an extremely elegant, pared-down version of a blue-collar BLT.

"To me oysters speak of the East Coast, whether you eat them in a fine dining experience like here at Topnotch, or on the side of the dock at a picnic table," Sicinski says.

The Modern, Honolulu

Let's set the scene.

An oversized, outdoor daybed set amid a grove of trees. The view, depending on which daybed you choose, is either of a reflecting pond and nearby harbor or a sunrise pool surrounded by a beautiful deck made of Brazilian Ipe wood.

And as you are sitting here, enjoying the view, your sumptuous oysters are delivered.

It's all part of the new, luxurious, daybed dining experiences at The Modern in Honolulu.

4 of 5

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,416.85 +225.48 1.31%
S&P 500 2,021.25 +19.09 0.95%
NASDAQ 4,683.4070 +45.4130 0.98%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs