As many of you will know 2016 is The Year of Adventure in Wales. We’re encouraged to #FindYourEpic and do something adventurous. What does “adventure” mean to you? According to the dictionary…
Def: adventure meaning an unusual and exciting or daring experience
So what would you do that you’d class as an “adventure”?
My first adventure of the Year was on 4th March at Dylan’s Restaurant at Criccieth. A restaurant doesn’t sound like much of an adventure does it? I was invited to a briefing for local tourism businesses. As part of the day we were treated to a sampler lunch of local produce… always worth attending these things – especially when they’re hosted by great restaurants. As part of the lunch there was local seafood on offer. Now I’ve tried lobster, shrimp and mussels before but there was also clams, crab and oysters available. I’ve always fancied trying oysters – not because I particularly fancied the flavour but more for the challenge. If I was faced with a plate of oysters could I cope? I like to eat out and to try different things but I’m not a huge seafood fan. I wouldn’t order oysters in a restaurant just in case I didn’t like them but this was a great opportunity to just try one and I knew, being as it was Dylans, that they’d be great quality AND be prepared properly. So….
here it is… one oyster! I squeezed a little lemon on to it… slid my knife under it to make sure that it was going to come out of the shell without a big fuss. Had my napkin ready… just in case. Closed my eyes… held the shell to my lips… tipped and swallowed. No chewing was going to happen.
A taste of lemon and of the sea! Smashed it! Thanks to Dylan’s for facilitating this experience.
First “adventure” down! Bring on the next!