A Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner Awaits Lovers, Locals, and Tourists Alike

Tampa Bay, FLA (February 3rd, 2022) – This Valentine’s Day, let sparks fly as you dine on a succulent four course menu at The Oyster Bar, designed by Executive Chef and Culinary Director of Crafty Hospitality, Erik Walker. 

The exclusive menu, priced at $85 per person, will also feature two glasses of Campo Viejo Reserva Brut per couple. After the night is over, the delights don’t stop. Chef Walker is sending each couple home with a ‘Gift from the Oyster Bar’ including a house-made muffin and special gift.

First Course

Oysters, Cocktail Sauce, Horseradish, Mignonette, and Cupid’s Tears Sauce

Served with a Glass of Campo Viejo Reserva Brut.

Second Course

Grilled Swordfish, Olive Raisin Tapenade, and Herbs

Third Course

Braised Short Rib with Sherry Mushroom Cream, Crème Fraîche Smashed Potatoes, Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Fourth Course

Chocolate Torte, Macerated Berries, Elderflower Chantilly Cream

A Gift From the Oyster Bar

Muffin for the Mornin’ 

In a recent interview, Erik discusses his inspiration for this Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu and even discloses the secret to the Cupid’s Tears sauce.

Where did you get the inspiration for the ‘gift from OB’ goodie bag?

The first instance of having a take home gift was from Craft restaurant in Los Angeles, by Tom Colicchio. There have been a couple unique occasions to recreate that feeling. But Valentine’s Day hits home as the right time to dote upon our guests.

Which of the Valentines prefix dishes is your favorite?

My favorite dish would be the swordfish. We are planning a special rosemary garlic oil to finish the dish, which already has a unique salsa of olives & raisins. For people who don’t like either, I’d suggest trying it as it tastes nothing like either!

What makes the swordfish dish interesting or unique?

What’s special about the swordfish— very unique tapenade, and an infused oil unavailable elsewhere.

What are your greatest inspirations?

Greatest inspirations – the country of Spain- incredible food, flavor forward, and community based.

What’s the secret to the ‘Cupid’s Tears’ / ‘Dragon Breath’ sauce?

Secret to Cupid’s tears— patience. We steep habanero peppers with garlic, onion, black pepper, but it needs time to marry. We started this process a month ago.

Tell us more about these creme fraiche smashed potatoes.

It’s a play on Sean Brock’s goat cheese smashed potatoes.

Reservations are highly encouraged. To make reservations, guests can call at 727.897.9728 or visit https://oysterbarstpete.com/ 

In addition to this special prix fixe menu, The Oyster Bar features raw oysters, succulent seafood mains, a $10 lunch menu, a daily Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm, a weekend brunch and a kitchen open late until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. This neighborhood favorite truly has something for everyone.

ABOUT OYSTER BAR ST PETE: Conveniently located in the heart of St. Petersburg’s entertainment district, The Oyster Bar offers a uniquely inspired culinary experience and has been a neighborhood favorite since 1999. The Oyster Bar strives to offer the freshest seafood, quality meat and poultry as well as provide friendly and efficient service to create a memorable atmosphere that sets them apart. The Oyster Bar St Pete is located at 249 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701. www.oysterbarstpete.com | 727-897-9728 | fb + insta @oysterbarstpete

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. www.evolveandco.com  

Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams lisa@evolveandco.com or 727.490.9835.

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