Oysters and a Grand Martini

Shell Shock

Horseradish adds zing to a mild sabayon sauce that's poured over kumamoto oysters. The fruit and almond flavors of a Grand Martini (a tangy mix of vodka, Grand Marnier, Amaretto and cranberry juice) offer a refreshing balance to the sauce's “heat.” Seafood fork and “Astor” plate, Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com; “Ball” glass, Impulse Enterprises, impulseenterprises.com. Hors d'oeuvres created by L'Absinthe Restaurant, NYC, labsinthe.com.