ESTIVALE by DAVID HERVE

An exceptional product… The Estivale is a little more generous than the Fine, which it resembles for its fresh, salty flavour. It is recognisable by its pale yellowish colour and round shell strewn with tiny barnacles, which are a sign that it has been richly fed. This appealing appearance is partly due to its origins – in the waters of the Bay of Bourgneuf, near Noirmoutier, where it feeds on nutrients transported by fresh water from the Loire. Overall, IT IS A SLIGHTLY FLESHY OYSTER, BURSTING WITH BRINY FLAVOUR AND SUNSHINE. … How to enjoy The Estivale reaches perfection in summer, bringing delicious moments to share in the sunshine. Enjoy this oyster the simple way with a drizzle of lemon, for a touch of acidity. Serving it with a cold beer will accentuate its light texture and briny flavour.

Volume of flesh 11% of weight
Growing method 24 to 30 months at sea
Seasonal availability From April to september
Selected producers– Noirmoutier

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Description

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 oysterss per person, as starter
From 12 to 15 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.

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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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