How time flies. It's a new year and I'm a year older. In keeping with our tradition, the wife took me out for birthday dinner. Several people asked us where we were going. So to satisfy you curious souls, here it is.
|Luke's Oyster Bar and Chophouse|
The main attraction is, of course, the oysters. We had a mixture of different oysters. Luke's serve only the freshest. Those that were available for the day included Katama Bay, Matunuck, Onset and Riptide oysters. I'm no oyster connoisseur, but I could really taste the difference in the variety. They ranged from the really briny to the ones with a tinge of salt; from "crisp" ones to those that melt in your mouth. I decided that I most preferred Riptide, which had medium saltiness, whereas the wifey liked Onset, which was least salty. What made the oysters taste even better was the accompanying champagne mignonette. Imagine a hint of champagne, ever so slightly bitter, coupled with the brine and flavour of fresh oysters, melting in your mouth - heavenly. I've had really good oysters, but these were by far the best. It is no wonder that Luke's can confidently assure it's guests that the oysters are "the very best oysters the world has to offer".
Ever since we had them in Washington a few years ago, the wifey has been on the lookout for good crab cakes. We tried some in an establishment along One Fullerton but those were disappointing. I never expected to come across good crab cakes in Singapore. Boy, was I wrong. True to it's American diner roots, Luke's crab cakes didn't disappoint. It had just enough coating to give it a nice crunch and you can literally feel, taste, and see the fibers of crabmeat. One was enough for the wifey though. And I gladly finished the other portion for her. Excellent choice if you are looking for something to share.
|Luke's Bone-in Tenderloin Au Poivre|
|Grandma's Apple Pie|