Dispatch from an Oyster Pilgrimage
Highlights from a weekend trip to Point Reyes, California, last weekend:
Before boarding the red-eye from Oakland to NYC yesterday, I took a quick road trip along one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the world, the length of Route 1 between Point Reyes Station and Marshall, California. Now I think the strip should be officially named Oyster Pilgrim Way. Seemingly every 50 feet, you can pull off the road for some Kumamotos, Miyagis, Virginicas and other oysters harvested from the rippling waters around the point. What’s more, at many places you can eat them right over the waters and take in the fresh Pacific air while you slurp fresh Pacific seawater. Total bliss. While picking a favorite seems as fair and reasonable as picking a favorite saint, I loved the sweet-smoky BBQ oysters from the Marshall Store’s oyster bar and the juicy, crispy cornmeal-crusted fried oysters at Pat Kuleto’s refurbished Nick’s Cove.