A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to attend the Legal Harborside: Bivalves and Bubbles event. My first instinct was to say no. I’m allergic to oysters, after all. But… I’m not allergic to champagne. And… I’m certainly not allergic to naked cowboys.
(Actually, just one Naked Cowboy. He was the guest of honor. And he wasn’t completely naked. This is a family-friendly blog).
Plus, my mom was still in town then and she loves oysters, and since I could bring a guest, I gamely RSVP’d for some bubbles (and Naked Cowboy’s biceps). If you haven’t heard of him, Naked Cowboy is a street performer in New York City’s Times Square. He struts around wearing just cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and his underwear, plus his trusty guitar. I would venture to guess that he’s the type who will not shy away from attention.
Because this event was to cap off Legal Seafood’s annual oyster festival, there was a lot of oysters. All oysters, actually. I was really tempted to try some:
But then I quickly remembered my body’s violent reaction to oysters, so I passed. However, my mom tried almost every dish and she said everything was delicious.
Sorry, but I really can’t see the word “viking” without thinking of my favorite Nordic god.
I tried not to look so miffed. The nerve!
Overall, I had a very fun time at the Bivalves & Bubbles event. Even though it was just past noon, I had several glasses of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne and Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne, which then led to me feeling very light-headed (and hungry). So before heading home, my mom and I had to make an emergency stop at Flour Bakery for some sustenance. And by sustenance, I mean carrot cake.
Thanks to Legal Seafoods and Regan Communications for the invite!