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Live Oyster NZ Pacific Standard

The Pacific oyster comes from the Ostreidae family (oysters). Standard Oysters measure between 60-70 mm and are the equivalent of a French oyster N°4. It is believed that the Pacific oyster was accidentally introduced to New Zealand, possibly coming in on the haul of a ship. Commercial farming started in 1970’s.

These oysters have an off-white shell with yellow and brownie bands, the flesh is light colored and has a black mantle around the edge.
The salinity levels of the pure New Zealand coastal waters in which oysters are grown are some of the highest salinity levels found throughout the world, this makes the NZ Pacific Oyster one of the best and safest oyster to consume.

Those oysters are packed per 10 Dozens.

They are available between April and December.

From: 1,512.00 $

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

How many oysters and which size should I get?

From 6 to 8 oysters per person, as starter
From 12 to 145 oysters as a main dish with additional sides
From 18 to 30 oysters per person as a main dish whithout additional sides

The size depends of your own tastes. Howevern European people are more likely to eat size N°3 (the favourite one of Christmas and New Year) while Asian people will go for 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 following video tutorials. Remove the first water juice just after the opening which is only composed of sea water. The oyster will recreate a second one much more flavourful.  Serve the oysters immediately. Putting them on ice bed would hide some flavours.

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From the back