I have a question about Starfish
I haven't been yet, despite it being in my neighbourhood. I have been looking at the menu and I noticed that they have a special that goes on Sunday-Wednesday where you can get 100 oysters for $100. Has anyone done this (or the small orders) before? How big are the oysters? Is it a good deal or is it better to order off the oyster menu?
Help would be appreciated because if it's good, I want to get some friends together for the oysters and the magnum of champagne! :-)
I have never ordered the 100 oysters for $100 so I don't know what varietals you'd get
The oysters on the regular menu are anywhere from $2.50ish to $3.50ish a piece
Malpeques and Bra D'Ors are on the larger size -- ie a dozen of those and a pint = full
Kumamotos are small, maybe half the size of Malpeques
Other varietals (at least the ones usually on the Stafrish menu) tend to be larger than Kumamotos
i thought at one point they actually changed the menu to explicitly say malpeques, but that could be in the restaurant rather than online.
it's a great deal if you enjoy malpeques but if you want to branch out and try the very nicely chosen varieties at starfish i'd suggest bringing a large group so you'd have a little extra space to get others.
i'm not a malpeque gal so i stick to the a la carte.
I have tried different combinations of ordering a la carte + different sizes of combo at Starfish. I did the 100 oysters with 6 friends one time and found it a good deal with 1/3 Malque, 1/3 Colville Bay and 1/3 Scallop in that plate. I "think" it changes all the time with what's available that day. Each of us still order a main course afterward.
I've never had the 100 for $100 deal... but the restaurant itself is fabulous!
The staff are very educated, and the food is so YUMMY!
I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone who enjoys real seafood.