About Bumby's

Infamous writer, Ernest Hemingway, is widely regarded and celebrated in the Florida Keys. Most people know of his novels and wild lifestyle, but they do not know that his nickname as an infant was Bumby. This nickname was such a term of endearment that he also used it for his son, Jack Hemingway. Ernest had many loves and passions, one of these was eating oysters. In his novel, A Moveable Feast, he writes, “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” Like Ernest, we understand the power of great food and wine.

           Jack "Bumby" Hemingway