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Wednesday
Apr302014

Cull&Pistol Anniversary Dinner and Weekend Specialties

Hard to imagine it’s been a year since we’ve opened the Cull & Pistol!  After a lot of sweat and hard work, we think it’s fair to say that the restaurant is firing on all cylinders now.  In celebration of the past year, we’ll be doing a special 5 course tasting menu on Thursday May 8th.  The tasting menu, below, will focus on very seasonal seafood items and will be accompanied by an optional wine pairing from our stellar and some might say underrated, wine program.

Please call or visit our website for reservations

www.cullandpistol.com

646-568-1223

Tasting Menu - $58.13/ Wine Pairing - $35

Chilled Montauk Pearl Oyster with rhubarb granite

Cremant d’Loire, Alexandre Monmousseau, Gaudrelle, NV; France

Massachusetts Razor Clam ceviche, meyer lemon, grilled pineapple, scallions and jicama

Albarino, Caraballal, Sete Cepas 2012; Galicia, Spain

Crispy Soft Shell Crab, fava beans, morcilla, mint and pickled shallots

Mourvedre, Le P’tit Paysan, 2013; San Benito County, California

Fideos negros, squid ink, crispy short noodles and spring garlic aioli

Chardonnay, Emilian Gillet, Quintaine, 2010; Burgundy, France

Pan-seared Wild King Salmon, sautéed Morel mushrooms, green and white asparagus

Pinot Noir/Gamay, Benoit Daridan, 2013; Loire, France

Dark Chocolate Ganache, olive oil gelato, Aleppo pepper and sea salt

Malvasia, Clos Lentiscus, Brut Nature, NV; Spain

Now, on to the good stuff...

Specialty Items 

Blackfish, MD

Crawfish, LA

Hebi, HI

King Salmon (Troll Caught), Pacific

Ocean Trout, Loch Etive, Scotland

Opah Belly, HI
Razor Clams, MA
Sea Urchin, CA
Shad, VA

Shad Roe, VA

Stone Crab Claws, FL

Soft Shells, MD

Tiger Prawns (U-3 Head on), Nigeria

Golden Tilefish, MD

Trigger Fish, MD

Tuna Belly, HI

Wahoo, FL

Oyster Lineup

Indian Creek, Indian Creek, PEI

J’adore, Malpeque Bay, PEI

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Tisbury, Tisbury Pond, MA

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Montauk Pearls, Lake Montauk, NY

Cape May Salts, Delaware Bay, NJ

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Otter Cove, Discovery Bay, WA

Miyagi, Southern Puget Sound, WA

Flap Jack Point, Eld Inlet, WA

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Sisters Point, Hood Canal, WA

Miyagi, Southern Puget Sound, WA

Kaipara, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Wednesday
Apr232014

Soft Shells and Weekend Specialties 4.24.14

Last week we saw the first wild kings and this week the hits keep on coming with the first soft shells of the season coming this Friday.  For those of you who don't know, soft shells on the east coast refer to Blue Crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are typically available from April to September. They begin to molt when water temperatures rise and the soft shell season works its way from south to north with the first availability typically coming from Florida before the season begins in the in the Chesapeake Bay, where over 90% of the total Soft Shell catch comes from. Over its two to three year lifespan, a blue crab outgrows and sheds its shell about 20 times! Once the blue crab molts, it typically takes four days for its shell to harden and in between, as you may know, the shell is soft enough to eat (thus Soft Shells). Watermen harvest soft shell crabs as peelers (about to shed), rank peelers (within hours of shedding), and busters (in the process of shedding).

Soft Shells are great sautéed in butter or fried up as soft shell crab sandwich, and all they need is a simple cleaning.

Now, on to the good stuff...

Specialty Items 

Blood Clams, MA

Daurenki Caviar, China

Haddock, ME

Martha's Vineyard Bay Scallops, MA

Ocean Trout, Loch Etive, Scotland

Pompano, FL

Sea Urchin, CA

Shad, GA

Shad Roe, GA

Skrei, Norway

Stone Crab Claws, FL

Striped Bass, DE

Tiger Prawns (U-3 Head on), Nigeria

Oyster Lineup

Indian Creek, Indian Creek, PEI

Wiley Point, Damariscotta River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Belon (Maine Flat), Casco Bay, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Standish, Duxbury Bay, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

Wellfleet, Wellfleet Harbor, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Pond, RI

Moonstone, Point Judith Pond, RI

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Montauk Pearls, Lake Montauk, NY

Hog Neck, Peconic Bay, NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Forbidden, York River, VA

Otter Cove, Discovery Bay, WA

Flap Jack Point, Eld Inlet, WA

Pickering, Pickering Passage, WA

Sisters Point, Hood Canal, WA

Calm Cove, Hood Canal, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.

 

Sincerely,

The Lobster Place

Wednesday
Apr162014

Wild Kings and Weekend Specialties 4.17.14

It's that time of year!  The first Wild Kings, from the Columbia River in Washington are making their way to Chelsea Market and are scheduled to arrive on Friday.  Kings are always a good bellwether for spring and summer and we're thrilled to see them back!

In other news, please note that we will be closed this Sunday in observance of Easter.  We will be open normal hours every other day.

Now on to the good stuff…

Specialty List

Blood Clams, MA

King Salmon, Columbia River, WA

Ocean Trout, Loch Etive, Scotland

Opah Belly, HI

Razor Clams, MA

Redbanded Rockfish, OR

Sea Urchin, CA

Shad, GA

Shad Roe, GA

Silvergrey Rockfish, OR

Stone Crab Claws, FL

Tiger Prawns (U3), Nigeria

 

Oyster Lineup

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Turtle Cove, Vineyard Sound, MA

Katama, Katama Bay, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Pond, RI

Moonstone, Point Judith Pond, RI

Watch Hill, Winnapaug Pond, RI

Fisher Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Hog Neck, Hog Neck Bay (Peconic), NY

Montauk Pearl, Lake Montauk, NY

Broadwater, Occhannock Creek, VA

Otter Cove, Discovery Bay, WA

Eld Inlet, Eld Inlet, WA

Sister’s Point, Hood Canal, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

Wednesday
Apr092014

Crawfish and Weekend Specialties 4.10.14

Crawfish/crayfish/crawdads/mudbugs, you get the point.  They’re here!  Weather is warming up nicely for a boil this weekend, so grab some corn, potatoes, sausage, a little seasoning, beers and let the good times roll. We have a sack coming in today and should have good supply throughout the weekend.  Its peak crawfish season now and supply should be good for the next 1-2 months.  Pre-orders are always appreciated!

Now on to the good stuff… 

Weekend Specialties

Blood Clams, MA

Crawfish, LA

Kona Kanpachi, HI

Monchong, HI

Ocean Trout, Loch Etive, Scotland

Opah Belly, HI

Pike, MI

Pompano, FL

Sea Urchin, CA

Shad, GA

Shad Roe, GA

Sturgeon, CA

Whitefish, MI

Tuna Belly, HI

Oyster Lineup

Irish Point, New London Bay, PEI

Daisy Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Plymouth, Plymouth Bay, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Taylor Bay, Nasketucket Bay, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Pond, MA

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Hog Neck, Hog Neck Bay (Peconic), NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Forbidden, York River, VA

Otter Cove, Discovery Bay, WA

Calm Cove, Hood Canal, WA

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

Kaipara, Kaipara Bay, Northland, New Zealand

Wednesday
Apr022014

PEI Oysters and Weekend Specialties 4.3.14

Oyster availability is always a bit sporadic this time of year as ice begins to thaw and weather impacts supply.  With that said, there are some brave folks up on Prince Edward Island that have been able to withstand three feet of ice, sub-zero temps and 40 mph winds to bring us some of PEI's finest.  Two particular oysters of note are the Daisy Bay (Left in pic) and the Pickle Point (right in pic).

The Daisy Bays hail from the northern side of PEI in Daisy Bay or the more familiar Gulf of St. Lawrence.  They have nice brine and good glucose levels this time of year and finish with a nice and sweet aftertaste.  Pickle Points are farmed in the Hope River on the northern side of the island and are your classic, high brine PEI oyster.  Pickels take a whopping 5+ yrs to grow out and have follow that high brine with a subtle sweet finish.  Both oysters will be regularly available in The Lobster Place and Cull&Pistol.

 

Now, on to the good stuff...

Specialties

Blood Clams, MA

Daurenki Caviar, China

Haddock, ME

Mako, NJ

Ocean Trout, Loch Etive, Scotland

Opah Belly, HI

Razor Clams, MA

Scallops (Live), MA

Sea Urchin, CA

Shad Roe, GA

Skrei, Norway

Stone Crab Claws, FL

Tiger Prawns (U-3 Head on), Nigeria

Tuna Belly, HI

 

Oysters

Daisy Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI

Pickle Point, Hope River, PEI

Nautilus, Bagaduce River, ME

Pemaquid, Damariscotta River, ME

Standish Shore, Duxbury Bay, MA

Osterville, West Bay, MA

Katama Bay, Katama Bay, MA

East Beach Blonde, Charlestown Pond, MA

Moonstone, Point Judith Pond, RI

Fishers Island, Block Island Sound, NY

Hog Neck, Hog Neck Bay (Peconic), NY

Broadwater, Occahannock Creek, VA

Judd Cove, Judd Cove (Northern Puget Sound), WA

Treasure Cove, (Northern Puget Sound) Case Inlet, WA

Eld Inlet, Eld Inlet, WA (Southern Puget Sound)

Kumomoto, Humboldt Bay, CA

 

We hope you'll stop by this weekend and take advantage!  Stay tuned next Thursday for another edition of specialty items.  Please note that occasionally items listed will not make it to our store due to weather or unforeseen supply issues.