Christophe Happillon Brings Oysters To Church & State Tuesdays

Fanny Bay Oyster

I first wrote about Christophe Happillon, the “Oyster Gourmet,” from a visit to one of his Friday night stints at Joe’s on Abbot Kinney. Little did I know how far he would expand the gospel of his seafood – and it turns out that he has dedicated his weekly efforts on Tuesdays to Downtown Los Angeles at Church & State.

On Tuesdays, he’ll be serving up his favorite oysters after shucking them each personally. The West Coast varieties include Carlsbad Luna, Totten Virginica, Kumamoto, Malpeque and British Columbia Fanny Bay oysters. They’ll have the benefit of a pairing by Church & State Sommelier Jeremiah Henderson with crisp, cold Muscadet, such as his 2007 Domaine Tourmaline “Saint-Fiacre” or a 2007 Michel Olivier Crémant de Limoux Tête de Cuvée.

Not a bad way to kick off a meal featuring Chef Joshua Smith’s French Bistro fare…

Further reading:

Christophe Happillon Features West Coast Oysters at Joe’s Restaurant – e*starLA

Tuesdays
6 – 10 PM

Half-dozen $19
Dozen $38

Church & State Bistro
1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.405.1434

@ChurchStateLA

Christophe Happillon, The Oyster Gourmet

Christophe Happillon