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Happy Birthday Jcbphd!

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Thanks, guys. I'm hoping it's going to be a great day. I'm off work, getting a massage, and going to my favorite oyster bar for dinner. Who knows, I may even throw back a slug of Malort to cap off this fine day. :cheers:

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I was going to wish you a fantastic birthday, but it seems you've already got that lined up! :cheers:

 

By the end of the day, may you feel like primordial ooze you're so relaxed :happybday:

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By the end of the day, may you feel like primordial ooze you're so relaxed.

 

That's exactly the plan! :clap:

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Thanks again! I'm back from my massage and pedicure (I went with Jamaican Out--a wild, sparkly orange color) and I'm so relaxed I could slide into a puddle on the floor. :twitchsmile:

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Time to enjoy those oysters, then! :dribble:

 

Hopefully that oyster bar also serves a decent absinthe, especially since they pair so well.

 

Happy birthday, Doc! :cheers:

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Demun Oyster Bar does have an exceptional classic cocktail program, but I doubt they have much in the way of absinthe. Which brands/styles pair best with oysters, Abs? The mixologists there are into learning more about absinthe, so if I could pitch it to them as a perfect pairing, complete with examples, I might be able to make some more headway in this town.

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A proper lady never kisses and tells. :closedeyes: I'm thankful everyday that I'm not a proper lady. :rolleyes:

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Which brands/styles pair best with oysters, Abs?

 

Looking at it from a 'dry white wine pairs well with fish/seafood' perspective, I'd say that L'Italienne or La Grenouille would probably be the best choices, even though they're very different from traditional absinthes that went into the preparation of, say, Oysters Rockefeller.

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Then you need to order a bottle or two of La Grenouille.

 

It's even more superlative, because of the addition of that mallowy ester, and enough anise to balance a bit of the perfumy dryness IMO. :cheers:

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Really? If it's anywhere in the ballpark of L'Italienne I know I'll love it. I'll have to check Grenouille out.

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