We started our evening with another cocktail (very, very rare because Friday night is Party Night not Saturday but it was to celebrate the bounty of the sea–that’s good enough reason I think.)
Diane is the preeminent barkeep and her Marker’s Mark Manhattans are legendary.
Last night was a cracker! We had three delicious Blue Swimmer crabs from our local monger and a dozen Franklin Harbour oysters from South Australia. The crabs were local, probably from Mandarah here in Western Australia.
As is always the oysters were eaten on the half-shell and the crabs were simply cracked open, cleaned and then dipped in a little mayo sauce that Diane has been making for years: nothing could be finer!