Movies, Martinis and Cape Spear
Our new oyster this week, Cape Spear Salt from Nova Scotia sparked a walk down memory lane: the famous film "Cape Fear" from 1962 and the notorious Martin Scorsese remake in 1991 with Robert De Niro and Juliette Lewis (Jessica Lange, Nick Nolte, and star cameos by Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum).
If you've never seen the remake, buckle up. Cabin fever begone, hello adrenaline rush: Pair with Cape Spear Salts + martinis straight up.
Cape Spear is the easternmost point in Nova Scotia. Mineral undertones from the Northumberland Strait mix with salty-sweet silky meats, and finish off clean to make a murderously good mouthful.
clean | salty-sweet | murderous
Martinis straight up (vodka or gin, your preference. We recommend Tito's handmade vodka from Austin) with a twist is heavenly with winter oysters. Pair with oodles of olives for a lovely, refreshing salt bath.
The Spruce Eats: How to make a Martini.
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) – In his novel Farewell to Arms (1929):
”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.”
- Journalist H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) – Journalist and critic “The martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”
- Jackie Gleason (1916-1987) – American comedian, actor, and musician: “A man must defend his home, his wife, his children, and his martini.”
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