Two suggestions to enjoy Island Creek at its best:
1. Sit at the bar: you will be in the best position to explore the details of the interiors design.
2. Order the oyster sliders: you will have an ecstatic oyster experience.
The sliders are a simple concept: a lightly toasted bun, with a fried oyster, a couple of arugula leaves, lightly marinated onion and mayo-based sauce. What makes them great is the quality of the ingredients and the careful preparation.
The ingredients bring flavors that support the oyster, without taking the main spot on the stage. The sauce is light, the onions are smoothed by the marination process and the brioche bun is delicate. The crunchy breadcrumbs create an incredible contrast with the texture of the oyster. The arugula adds freshness without being overly bitter. All these components gravitate around the oyster: its bouquet of flavors elevates all the ingredients, making this dish an absolute delicacy.
The first bite is a memorable sequence: the fluffy and sweet bun, the fresh arugula, the sauce, the crunchy coating and, finally, the oyster.
The meal could finish here. However, if the doctor recommended avoiding fried dishes, you could go for a fine fluke carpaccio or for a selection of the oysters of the day.