In this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking from San Luis Obispo county, California, Curtis jumps into the waters of Morro Bay Oyster Company, a hub for oyster farming since the early 1900s, with internationally-renowned, California-based chefs David Rosner and Sherry Yard to source local Pacific Gold Oysters. They then journey to San Luis Obispo’s fertile farmlands to visit Rutiz Family Farms, which produces pesticide-free crops. At Edna Valley Vineyard, the chefs prepare a grand feast in front of a beautiful backdrop of the region’s volcanic peaks. On the menu are SLO-sourced ingredients in multiple ways; Sherry serves raw oysters with chile and ginger granita as well as a dessert of caramelized fennel and fruit strudel a la mode; David grills sea bass and fennel along with roasted oysters.
In this showstopping surf-and-surf main dish, chef Rosner combines Morro Bay oysters with citrus-marinated sea bass.
This strudel gets an intriguing licorice-like scent from the fennel that is cooked in the rhubarb poaching liquid. Combined with sweet-tart raspberries and apples, the complex filling is set off…