I made the most amazing discovery last Friday (11/19 /2011). Di Bruno Brothers, an Italian gourmet market in Philadelphia that has been around since 1939, hosted an Oyster event. It was a wonderful display of oysters from the west to the east coasts. They were offered raw on the half shell, accompanied with lemon slices and hot sauce. There were a number of other inventive sauces, they offered them in dressing and in a delicious chowder style soup. This was this initial draw. I’m researching oysters right now for my cookbook, but in so doing, I made a new discovery, that very appropriately belongs in my treasure chest of experiences. A concoction (an herbal tonic) of fresh ginger, cayenne, lemon, mint, and green tea awakened something feisty in me. I felt altogether sexy drinking this sophisticated blend of classic aphrodisiacs. Champagne and oysters pair nicely, but in any preparation for a vivacious encounter, I also recommend pairing them with Jin Ja. Just like the bottle states, it is refreshing, invigorating and stimulating. You have to try it for yourself!
DiBruno Brothers: http://www.dibruno.com/