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The Damn Yankee (3 dozen sampler)

Now, we're a little biased, but we think the best oysters in the world are grown right here in New England (to be specific, here in Duxbury and a few miles south on Cape Cod...).  We'd like the opportunity to prove that to you, so we've assembled a dozen each of some of the best bivalves we know, grown by some of the best farmers we know.

The Damn Yankee Sampler contains 3 dozen oysters - a dozen of each of the following varieties:

(12) Wellfleet Oysters from Wellfleet, MA - Wellfleet's are well known for their high salinity and their clean, simple finish. Depending on the season, they can have a trace of minerality towards the end. With the big, fast moving tides of the bay, you're assured a crisp and clean shot of ocean in every swig. These oysters are grown in rack and bag systems and are the most straightforward of the bunch. 

(12) Island Creeks from Duxbury, MA - With a highly segmented flavor profile, these are the quintessential East Coast oysters.  Strong salinity up front gives way to vegetal, mossy, buttery flavors of eel grass and seaweed which crescendo into a robust, sweet finish. It doesn't get any better than this. These complex flavors are attributed to a life spent "free range" on the ocean floor, dug into the mineral rich mud of Duxbury Bay.  
  
(12) Crowe's Pastures from Dennis, MA -  A burst of salty ocean water upfront mellows to some nice sweet vegetal notes and a hint of cream. Opaque meat and a firm texture round out the most savory oyster on this list. This crew does not need a boat to access their grant in the sandy open water of Cape Cod Bay, they just ride out in a truck! Trucks do not float, so these can only be harvested at low tide.

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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