Usually I reserve this space for some kind of snappy, somewhat food related banter. Not so today. Today’s edition of the dSDISH is going to be a little different and something Im thinking about doing from time to time. Its not quite a photo essay, but, its not a food/restaurant review either. I think its maybe more like a photo show and tell.
So, if youre ready lets get started.
I was at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) recently and noticed that they had a few new items on their menu. I asked their Chef, Geoff Carroll, if I could take a few shots to show all of you. Not surprisingly, he agreed. Heres a look at a few of the new offerings at one of Siesta Keys hot spots.
OK, if you own a place that has Oyster in the name youve got to have some great ones, and SKOB does. Above is their Oysters Rockefeller. As you can see they are loaded! Of course, you can still pick up a dozen on the half shell or steamed. They also have rolled out an oyster menu with about a half dozen new oyster variations.
Soft shell crab. Its not quite as popular as some other types, namely snow and king, but, just as tasty. There was a time when you could only get this delicate tasting crustacean at certain times of the year. Not anymore. Lucky for us advances in aquaculture have made these crabs available practically year round.
SKOBs version is lightly battered and fried. Its then topped with a great Chipotle Aioli. As you can see the crab is sharing the plate with a nice assortment of mixed veggies. If youve never tried a soft shell crab, this is your big opportunity.
Theres something a little different coming out of the SKOB kitchen. Every Saturday and Sunday the Siesta Key Oyster Bar is serving brunch. They have all of the traditional things you might expect from a brunch menu. But, theyve also thrown in a few surprises. One is the Crab Cake Benedict. A perfectly cooked crab cake, topped with a poached egg and finished with key lime hollandaise sauce. Some lightly grilled asparagus spears round out this nice brunch plate. Its a great variation on the theme and makes for a satisfying entrée.
Looks like SKOBs kitchen has really got it going! Now you can think of them for more than just great wings, live music and a laid back island atmosphere. Theres new food, dig in!
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
5238 Ocean Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34242