Sometimes when you are conceptualizing a product, the smallest quantity is the most luxurious.
When I was thinking about our 10 Courses of Crudo popup, I wanted to use oysters and I wanted to blow people away. So, of course, I bought Kusshi oysters. These are likely my favorite oysters. They are briny and a bit sweet and are also quite small so they are easy to eat.
I added some green apple juice and a single celery leaf to the top. The green apple juice added some tartness and the celery leaf gave just a bit of vegetal taste on the finish.
It was my attempt to make a perfect bite of food. I served just one oyster to each diner to emphasize how precious it was and I served it on a bed of salt.
I think that the elaborate presentation and the small size showed our guests that they should take the dish very seriously and definitely enhanced the experience of eating it.