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Couples often ask us about the benefits of having a raw bar during their cocktail hour. We think raw bars are the perfect way infuse a touch of Cape cuisine into your day. This option offers guests the opportunity to experience first-hand the bounty that Cape waters have to offer. There are many options available once you decide to include a raw bar with your appetizers. Our Cosmos crew can set up a simple display of local shellfish nestled into an ice filled dory. Shellfish displayed already shucked provides a quick way for guests to sample some Cape delicacies.
If you are looking for a bit more local color, we have several local shellfish farmers that we partner with, each with their own unique presentation. No matter which shucker is on hand, the raw bar features Cape cuisine such as local littlenecks and clams from their own grants. Along with the fresh shellfish, couples can also add poached shrimp, smoked fish and an assortment of toppings. Even the most reluctant palate often can’t resist sampling these local bivalves as they are opened and prepared right before them. An added bonus is the opportunity to brush elbows with a local shell-fisherman and learn a bit about this old Cape Cod trade. When getting married on the Cape, it is nice to add a touch of local flair. Including raw bars provides a bit of the tastes and experiences of Cape cuisine for your guests to enjoy.