For dinner Saturday night, we made reservations at a restaurant called Oyster Club. We arrived early and sat at the bar for fresh oysters and Bloody Mary's, both delicious, and enjoyed the rustic feel of the place. The outside of the restaurant is lined with adirondack chairs and oyster shells, and the inside of cozy, warm, and beautifully lit. After drinks and oysters, we were seated in the main dining room and our dinner was probably one of the best meals I've ever had. Oyster Club's menu changes daily, depending on what ingredients they get from local farms and fisherman. Everything is amazingly fresh and local, and the chefs butcher, cure, and make every component of every single dish on the menu. LB and I both loved our meals. I had Rhode Island-style clam chowder with bacon, potatoes, and parsley and a smoky steak with pickled onions and black beans. LB had the house-cured charcuterie plate with homemade breads, mustard, and pickles. He then had the burger, which he said, and I quote, was "the best burger ever." Imagine a delicious, juicy hamburger with bacon and a fried egg. It was that and so much more. Even though my steak was amazing, I was making eyes at his burger all night.
Oyster Club was the perfect way to celebrate our engagement and to toast LB's accomplishment of finishing law school. And, even though I love New York, getting out of the city is so needed sometimes. When life gets busy and crazy, a weekend away is a perfect way to relax and recuperate, and our short trip to Mystic was a wonderful way to celebrate the exciting things in our lives and enjoy a weekend together.
|Stormy Mystic seaport|
|Taking shelter from the rain with a delicious soy latte|
|Oysters and Bloody Mary's|