Don’t Like Seafood? Try our 3 New Mushroom Dishes

Whether you are an avid seafood fan or a non-seafood lover, our team is pleased to offer a unique dining experience at one of the most picturesque spots of Chuckanut Drive at the Oyster Bar terrace!

Health benefits of mushroom dishes

Rich in nutrients, mushrooms are among the most powerful superfoods, products with maximum nutritional benefits for minimum calories.

Additionally, mushrooms provide our bodies with vital organic nutrients: fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

According to numerous studies of the last decade, the regular consumption of mushroom dishes helps reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar regulation and lower insulin levels.

The control over these factors allows for decreasing heart disease risk.

You can further enhance the advantages of mushroom consumption by complementing other healthy foods – vegetables, cheese, and nuts.

To combine health benefits with the excellent savor, we have selected shitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms.

Both are fungi with the most umami flavor (a distinctive meaty taste), among the five basic tastes, alongside bitter, salty, sour, and sweet. The Japanese term umami literary means ‘a pleasant savory taste’.

Thus, each mushroom dish at the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive represents a healthy choice and a delicious experience.

The mushroom choices at the Oyster Bar

Begin with one of our original lunch appetizers – the Mushroom Tartlet, $ 19.50. The basis of the dish is a classic combination of mushrooms and leeks mixed with whipped goat cheese and roasted garlic.

Due to its tangy nuances, the Mushroom Tartlet is a perfect stimulator of the appetite.

For the main dish, you can choose the Vegetarian Spinach Gnocchi, $ 19, or the Fresh Summer Asparagus Soup, Cup – $ 6,75, Bowl – $ 11.50.

The Vegetarian Spinach Gnocchi is one of the most praised specialties at the Oyster Bar. Our guests appreciate the selection of nutritious ingredients and the exquisite taste they provide.

We make the dumplings by mixing shitake mushrooms with asparagus, celeriac, roasted garlic, baby spinach, snap peas, and toasted pecans.

In addition, a light goat cheese cream enriches the dish with tart, earthy notes.

For mushroom lovers, who favor fewer ingredients in mushroom dishes, we offer the Fresh Summer Asparagus Soup.

In this lightly cream vegetarian soup, oyster mushrooms act as a flavorful garnish.

Due to their mild savory anise flavor, oyster mushrooms work well with another original ingredient – Manchego cheese.

With its original slight piquancy, the concentrated flavor of the uncooked pressed-curd sheep cheese contrasts vividly with the mushrooms.

Consider pairing the mushroom dishes with elegant Pinot Noir or earthy Syrah from the Oyster Bar’s  wine list; each wine matches perfectly with the rich flavors of the mushrooms.

Call to make an early reservation 360-766-6185!