12 October 2010
Le Baron Rouge began serving oysters again this past weekend. My friend J and I were extremely amped about this. So much so that we plotted some casual afternoon drinks weeks in advance, and didn't cancel even after it became apparent that J would have to squeeze them in between business meetings.
Some things are worth fitting into your schedule at all costs. There is simply nothing like the atmosphere at Le Baron Rouge when oyster season's in full swing. No matter the time, no matter the weather, no matter the lack of available surface space, there's reliably a crowd of jovial drinkers of all age groups knocking back the tastiest, cheapest oysters the oceans have to offer. People spill out into the street, commandeering the hoods of parked cars and the tops of nearby recycling bins.
A side note: I have certain insane friends here who believe it's okay to eat oysters during the R months when they are, ahem, 'milky.' 'Milky' is a polite euphemism for the frightful gonadal sex-funk you taste when oysters begin to mate during the hot months. Some people dig that I guess. The rest of us just wait till October.
Le Baron Rouge
1, rue Théophil-Roussel
Tel: 01 43 43 14 32
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