Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008, I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond. Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

National Oyster Day at Walrus & The Pearl

On August 5th, to celebrate National Oyster Day, Chef Stephen Jones treated guests to a wonderful 3-course menu for $25 at his  11-seat raw bar, Walrus & The Pearl at DeSoto Market.  

We started with an amuse of crunchy kimchi and pickled melon, before moving on to silky hamachi with roasted tomato vinaigrette, 5 different types of expertly-shucked oysters (with optional pairings), and bigeye poke spiked with yuzu and Sriracha.

Chef Stephen Jones and master shucker Pete.

The oysters were so good, that for "dessert" we ordered more: A half dozen Misty Point, 2 Chunus, and 2 Coromandel.