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Oct 8, 2011 12:05 PM

What to drink while eating raw oysters

Going to Shaw's in Chicago for 50 cent oysters. Boss recommends martinis, I've heard and drunk wine and beer both. I want the taste of the oysters to come through.

What do you recommend?

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  1. Beer.

    Champagne if you feel like being fancy.

    1. Champagne/sparkling wine...doesn't over power. Otherwise, beer.

      1. Gin martinis, icy vodka, champagne, beer.

        1. I keep coming back to certain rosés with oysters. I'll never forget a raw oyster starter accompanied by a Buty Winery rosé (a Walla Walla, WA wine). Suppose it didn't hurt that the oysters were top notch... but a medium weight rosé that's only seen old oak or stainless...yum

          1. I'd go with beer, preferably something not too strong tasting. Maybe a lager. Another possibility is water (!) and I've sometimes had sake with oysters, which can also be good.