The team at the Portland Oyster Shop is planning a special Valentine’s Day pop-up event that is sure to make guests’ hearts flutter. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, The Shop will be offering a special on a dozen Island Creek oysters and 30 grams of Island Creek’s Royale White Sturgeon Caviar for $80. Guests can pick up the duo to take home for a romantic meal, or enjoy the offering onsite with a selection of bubbles, both in bottles and on tap. The Shop’s regular menu, including tinned seafood, local bivalves, beer and wine will also be available. To round out the experience, Southern Maine-based florist Lindsay of Yellow Twist Floral Design will be selling custom bouquets at The Shop from 2-7 p.m. Flower arrangements are available for pre-order and for purchase onsite.
The Island Creek Oysters outpost, located at 123 Washington Ave in Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, is a dining and wholesale buying station for a hand-picked selection of Maine- and Massachusetts-grown shellfish. The Shop gives guests an opportunity to engage with local products in a casual setting, underscored by the deep understanding of aquaculture Island Creek Oysters is known for. Seasonal seafood offerings for purchase include local bivalves such as Little Island oysters from the Bagaduce River and Mookie Blues oysters from Damariscotta, Maine. Inspired by the heritage of Maine’s canneries, The Shop features a selection of international tinned fish and caviar. A rotating selection of champagne and wines by the glass complements The Shop’s simple, ingredient-forward menu. The Shop is open Wednesday – Sunday from 12-8 p.m. Call 207.699.4466 or visit http://portland.islandcreekoysters.com/ for more information.