Oysters are kind of a big deal here. We strive to have a selection unlike any other and the newest addition is the Tio Point from New Zealand. Many things make this oyster special- not only is it grown from a hanging rope for 2 years near Blenheim off the North Island, it's a flat oyster. For those of you familiar and for those of you who are not, this species of oyster is very rare. We here at Waterbar are one of four places that carry it in the United States. No joke. Not only that, we are the only restaurant in Northern California.
Look at it in all it's glory. It really is beautiful and the transition of flavors is something special- it starts off salty and ends with a slight mineral/metallic taste. In a good way. In all honesty, I've never tasted anything like it.