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Oyster House Celebrates Shad Season With A Special Three-Course Menu, March 12-17

Oyster House is celebrating shad season with a special menu featuring dishes like this tasty Seared Shad. (Photo by Eric Stabach courtesy Oyster House)

March marks the beginning of Shad season, and to celebrate, Chef Andy Kitko of the Oyster House is preparing a special three-course shad menu for $40 served nightly from March 12-17.

Atlantic Shad migrate north each year from the shores of Georgia to spawning grounds as far north as Canada via streams and rivers.

During the trek, they have to pass through Philadelphia, and when they do, the city is able to enjoy the fish and its roe. Oyster House owner Sam Mink and his family have featured Shad on their springtime menus since 1947.

For this year’s tasting menu, the Oyster House will serve pickled Shad with beets, cucumbers, crème fraiche and rye croutons, smoked Shad Roe croquette, and seared Shad with fava beans, grilled cippolini, pea tendrils and romesco.

Shad will remain on the Oyster House’s menu for as long as it is available — Shad season is a pretty short season in Philadelphia — but the tasting menu is only available next week.

Oyster House Shad Dinner
Where: 1516 Sansom Street
When: March 12-17
Cost: $40 for three courses
More info: www.oysterhousephilly.com

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