VALENTINE'S DINNER, BRUNCH & HAPPY HOUR!
There is no more perfect a combination than oysters, champagne, and Marvin Gaye for Valentine’s Day – and THE WALRUS will provide all the above.
A specialty oyster platter will be available from February 8 to February 22. This includes the Love, Spoil, and Ravish oysters –containing a beet root puree with edible flowers (pictured left), uni with caviar and edible gold, and passion fruit compote.
The Walrus (normally walk-in only) will be taking reservations on February 13 (happy hour* & dinner) and February 14 (brunch & happy hour*). We have very limited seats available so click below to reserve NOW!
*Happy hour reservations get to enjoy a Bloody Mary shooter on the house and our happy hour rates on drinks & oysters!
FEBRUARY TAKE-AWAY SPECIAL!
For those who prefer to stay home for a night of ‘Netflix and Chill,’ THE WALRUS is offering special take-away packages of aphrodisiacs all month of February. Packages include an assortment of our market-fresh naked oysters, in combination with a selected list of champagne, wine, beer, or bottled cocktails. A pamphlet with introductions to the oyster varieties and basic shucking instructions will be provided. Shucking knives are also available for rent or sale with the purchase of each takeaway package.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style with The Walrus! You know what they say about oysters being the ultimate aphrodisiacs... Well here's some juicy news and conversation starter for the amorous month of February:
Casanova, the 18th century lover who used to breakfast on 50 oysters (and who admitted seducing 122 women in his memoirs), has been vindicated by a study that proves they really are aphrodisiacs.
The team of American and Italian researchers analysed bivalve molluscs - a group of shellfish that includes oysters - and found they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.
Dr D'Aniello had found in earlier experiments that injecting the amino acids into rats triggered a chain reaction of hormones that ended with the production of testosterone in males and progesterone in females."Increased levels of those hormones in the blood means you are more active sexually," he said."Yes, I do think these molluscs are aphrodisiacs. Spring, when the molluscs themselves are breeding, is best. There is the highest concentration of these two amino acids then." He added: "The Italians have been right about this for centuries - since before Casanova, from the time of the Romans."
Previous speculation about the powers of oysters has centred on the refuelling powers of their high zinc content. Zinc is found in sperm and men lose between one and three milligrams per ejaculation.