A little overcast weather could not rain on the parade of the “Oyster King”, Kevin Joseph, who shucked up some perfect Montauk Pearl Oysters at his Empire Oyster’s Shuck Truck & Raw Boat shindig at Long Beach in Sag Harbor over the holiday weekend. Kevin is the top Hamptons’ “mermmelier”. (which is to be to oysters what a sommelier is to wine. To be honest, I was never an oyster eater until I met Kevin this summer and now I am total fan of the slippery devils..
A small, socially distanced crew of friends and oyster lovers gathered alongside the Shuck Truck and Raw Boat as Kevin dressed the oysters with his gourmet accoutrements. Local pairings served included: East End Rose, Montauk IPA on tap, Wolffer Rose Cider, Montauk Summer Ale, Montauk Hard Seltzer, and a moody pink sunset to top it all off.