North Fork Oyster Company

Man October has been a whirlwind of activity already!  It began with a great weekend of friends and food out in Greenport. We arrived Friday evening and made our first stop at Greenport Brewery for a delicious flight of beers.  Then it was onto dinner at the North Fork Oyster Company. The place was almost empty inside since tourist season is over but perfect for us because oyster season was in full swing.

We ordered an array of Montauk, Port Jeff and Virginia Oysters.  These were so crisp and sweet I almost asked for another dozen just for myself. 

For the non-oysters lovers Flash Fried Local Calamari with a delicious smoked paprika aioli.

And we continued the local trend with a Beet Salad.  Obviously the Greenport beets were incredibly fresh but the toasted pistachio and feta topping really made this dish stand out.  I can't wait to hit up the green-market and recreate this dish at home.  For my entree I ordered Almond Crusted Local Fluke with Sweet Potato Puree, Braised Leeks and Amaretto Honey.

I was worried this dish would overload on sweetness but it was perfectly balanced.  The crunchy, nutty fish was cooked perfect and the braised leeks and sweet potato were a match made in heaven.  Other entrees included a Local Striped Bass with Cauliflower Puree, Toasted Almonds, Grapes and White Truffle Honey.

House Smoked Waygu Brisket with Local Potato & Cabbage Hash, with Black Truffle Butter.

NFOC Fisherman’s Stew of Mussels, Littleneck Clams, Shrimp, Chorizo and Yukon Golds.

Crescent Duck Breast   Crispy Polenta Cake, Cabbage & Apple ‘Salad".

Butchers Burger with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Grilled Sweet Onion, House Frites and a local farmers egg.

Everything here was fantastic. I loved how they focused on local ingredients but still managed to surprise us with the textures and flavors on the plate.  Somehow we ambled our full bodies over to Biere for a nightcap of delicious brews with the owner Frank.  Then is was off to bed to prepare for a full day of wine tasting.

North Fork Oyster Company