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Diner Finds Pearls in His Lunch at Famed NYC Oyster Bar

The executive chef says it's the second time in his 28 years there that a customer has found a pearl

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    Diner Finds Pearls in His Lunch at Grand Central Oyster Bar

    It was a meal that pretty much paid for itself. (Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2018)

    A lucky diner says he happened upon a pearl while eating an oyster dish at a famous New York City restaurant.

    Sixty-six-year-old Rick Antosh was out to lunch with a friend and ordered his usual at the Grand Central Oyster Bar on Dec. 5 — a $14.75 pan roast, which includes six oysters. Antosh tells the New York Post that he felt a small object rolling around his mouth after diving into the dish, and feared he had damaged a tooth.

    The Edgewater, New Jersey resident says it turned out to be a pea-sized pearl. He has not had the prize appraised.

    Executive Chef Sandy Ingber says it's the second time in his 28 years there that a customer has found a pearl.