GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL “HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL

oyster-bar-logo

THE HERRING ARE COMING! THE GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL “HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL” TUESDAY, JUNE 9, WITH OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES AND FIRST TASTING; FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH JUNE 29

For updates, information and reservations call the Grand Central Oyster Bar at 212-490-6650, or log onto http://www.oysterbarny.com/.

oyster-bar-herring

 

For lovers of “nieuwe maatjes” herring from Holland, it’s the equivalent of opening day of the baseball season. After a year-long wait, the arrival of the tasty delicacy from the waters of the Netherlands is eagerly anticipated. And that time arrives on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, at 1:00 PM when the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar launches its annual “Holland Herring Festival” with opening ceremonies including the “Official First Tasting” of Dutch Herring, hosted by executive chef Sandy Ingber, general manager Jonathan Young, and dignitaries.

Herring aficionados Jonathan Swiller and Mark Gothelf, who have attended 30 straight festival openings, will also be on hand for the first tasting. The Herring Festival will continue through Friday, June 29.

The Oyster Bar has long been the traditional destination in America for the first Herring of the season. The most-looked-forward-to time of the year for herring lovers, the delicacy arrives air-expressed to the Oyster Bar from Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on the North Sea where the herring fleet makes its home. The Oyster Bar always receives the very first herring shipped to the USA, and the cream of the catch, as well. Beginning on June 3, and for approximately three weeks thereafter, the Oyster Bar looks forward to featuring the succulent, toothsome delicacy known as nieuwe maatjes herring. Herring lovers will enjoy the season for less than a month.

oyster-bar-herring

 

The herring filets are served with hard boiled egg, sweet onion and chives. Herring filets are priced at $7.00, and the herring salad at $7.95 per order.

“The quality of this year’s catch is once again expected to be extraordinary and could be the best catch of the decade,” said executive chef Sandy Inbger. “We expect a full season of spectacular herring as they continue to increase in size in the weeks leading up to the big catch, and this is great news for all of our Dutch Herring fans.”

For updates, information and reservations call the Grand Central Oyster Bar at 212-490-6650, or log onto http://www.oysterbarny.com/.

 

THE HERRING ARE COMING! THE GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL “HOLLAND HERRING FESTIVAL” TUESDAY, JUNE 9, WITH OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES AND FIRST TASTING; FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH JUNE 29

 

What: Annual “Holland Herrring Festival” – Official First Tasting

(The festival continues through June 29)

 

Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar, Lower Level

Grand Central Terminal, New York City

 

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Time: 1:00 PM

 

Who: Executive Chef Sandy Ingber, General Manager Jonathan

Young; herring aficionados Jonathan Swiller and Mark Gothelf, who

have attended 30 straight opening days, plus dignitaries and special guests

 

Admission: Free: herring by consumption (filets: $7.00, herring salad, $7.95)

 

Subways: 4, 5, 6 and 7 Reservations and information: 212-490-6650

 

For lovers of “nieuwe maatjes” herring from Holland, it’s the equivalent of opening day of the baseball season. After a year-long wait, the arrival of the tasty delicacy from the waters of the Netherlands is eagerly anticipated. And that time arrives on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, at 1:00 PM when the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar launches its annual “Holland Herring Festival” with opening ceremonies including the “Official First Tasting” of Dutch Herring, hosted by executive chef Sandy Ingber, general manager Jonathan Young, and dignitaries. The Herring Festival will continue through Friday, June 29. The Oyster Bar has long been the traditional destination in America for the first Herring of the season. The most-looked-forward-to time of the year for herring lovers, the delicacy arrives air-expressed to the Oyster Bar from Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on the North Sea where the herring fleet makes its home. The Oyster Bar always receives the very first herring shipped to the USA, and the cream of the catch, as well. Beginning on June 3, and for approximately three weeks thereafter, the Oyster Bar looks forward to featuring the succulent, toothsome delicacy known as nieuwe maatjes herring. Herring lovers will enjoy the season for less than a month. The herring filets are served with hard boiled egg, sweet onion and chives. Herring filets are priced at $7.00, and the herring salad at $7.95 per order.

Advertisements