Live Oysters La Spéciale by David Hervé

From September to May, «La Speciale» or Special oyster can be seen among stalls.

From Brittany, Vendée, Normandy or the Marennes Oléron basin: she is easily recognizable thanks to her round and deep shell hiding her abundant flesh.

The David Hervé team will choose (or not) to produce her, the main point is that the producers decide according to strict quality criteria, and the benefit of a privileged partnership.

Selected in places where the plain water meets the salted water. She extracts from this exclusive environment important nutritional benefits which develop and feeds harmoniously by her flesh.

For 3 and a half years she will have the chance to feed directly from the open sea and won’t need to go to oyster beds. Its sweet taste will bring a very fine flavor, and a nutty aroma can also be found… She is therefore incredibly sweet and pleasant, an excellent introduction for a novice or a child who would like to try oysters.

From: 609.00 $

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All our oysters are presented in their original packaging. We don’t offer any extra service to open them.

How many oysters and which size should I get?

From 6 to 8 oysters per person, as a starter
From 12 to 145 oysters as a main dish with additional sides
From 18 to 30 oysters per person as a main dish without additional sides

The size depends on your own tastes. However European people are more likely to eat size N°3 (A favourite for Christmas and New Year) while Asian people will go for a bigger size.


How to serve and an oyster?

Start by sorting through your oysters, they all should be tightly closed. Those that are open and will not close when tapped on a hard surface need to be discarded. Open them following the video tutorial below. Remove the excess liquid just after opening which is only composed of seawater. The oyster will recreate a second one much more flavourful.  Serve the oysters immediately. Putting them on an ice bed would hide some flavours.

From the right side

From the back