The last two weeks of June are holy, holy, holy to herring-lovers world-wide; it is the annual harvest time, as designated by the Dutch authorities, of the “new herring” in Europe’s North Sea. But you don’t have to go to Amsterdam to enjoy these delectable swimmers (though that’s never a bad idea); you only have to go to New York City’s Grand Central Oyster Bar before the month is out to sample the fresh catch.
More on this venue later. But first, a burning question:
Why does this herring headline likely leave you indifferent?
I know why. Because…as for most Americans…Dutch “green” herring in June ain’t on your bucket list! Oh no. In fact, the thought of herring in any form may make you think of another kind of bucket.