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The Scoop: Oysters and champagne coming to De Mun in September

July 29th 12:07pm, 2010

072910_oystersThe Post-Dispatch announced back in March that Alan Richman, owner of Sasha’s wine bars in the Clayton and Tower Groves neighborhoods, will be opening an oyster bar just down the street from his De Mun Ave. location, next to Jimmy’s On the Park. Now, Richman tells Sauce that the 1,400-square-foot, 35-seat De Mun Oyster Bar should be open by mid-September.

The menu will be “heavily oriented toward raw – oysters, scallops, mussels, clams, shrimp,” said Richman. He is also considering offering a daily non-shellfish option (which will still be from the water), as well as a meat entrée. “This is St. Louis, after all,” he added. In addition, Chef Je Kang, who heads to the oyster house from Sasha’s location on Shaw, will also be making crispy shrimp and oyster po’ boys.

Those raw delights have to be washed down with the proper drink, and Richman has taken pains to find some great pairings. There will be plenty of champagne-by-the-glass options, plus a selection of whites like Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion and Muscadet, the last of which, Richman noted, “is famous for an oyster pairing.”

Another combo Richman hopes will become a signature for the De Mun establishment is beignets and chicory coffee. After all, when your restaurant is on a street called De Mun, you’ve got to play off New Orleans’ famous Café du Monde.

De Mun Oyster Bar will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and late-night eats. Richman hopes the location will be a dessert and late-night stop where guests can “sober up from Sasha’s,”  just down the street.

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By Ligaya Figueras

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