With flowers from Polux Fleuriste and oysters, of course!
If you’re even half the oyster fiend that I am, there’s only one place to go — Aquagrill, the blue and white seafood sanctuary on the corner of Spring Street. Aquagrill has the freshest and best selection, professional shuckers opening hundreds of these briny beauties in record time, and a bartender who makes you feel like every item you add to your order is the best idea she’s ever heard. We once saw Mayor Koch there on a visit. Another time we dreamed up a trip to Prince Edward Island for the sole purpose of seeking out our most favorite little bivalves in their native waters – which I’d still actually like to do one day.
Oyster Bar in Grand Central also gets a lot of praise, and though their arched ceilings are impressive, the oyster selection is varied, and the atmosphere is festive –- the rest of their food borders on inedible, service is abrupt and you must order wine by a number they’ve assigned to each glass on their menu. (#14 is out so I brought you #23. It’s similar.”)
My birthday batch included Malpeques, Raspberry Points, Shiny Seas, and a couple of Belons.
210 Spring St, NYC
Phone: 212 274 0505
at All Good Things
102 Franklin Street, NYC
Phone: 347 767 6780