Special Gillardeau Oysters

Spéciales Gillardeau

Country: Spain
City: 17560 Bourcefranc
Address: 1 Avenue
(+33) 0546850384
Price: 0.70 to 1.95 € the piece, depending on the size

This legendary house established at the end of the 19th century by Henri Gillardeau in the Marennes region of France, close to the Island of Oléron, now enjoys its fourth generation of family-run production, overseen by Thierry Gillardeau. From yesteryear to today they have managed to cultivate one of the greatest treasures in the gastronomic universe, bringing them fame and respect along the way.
We stand before an authentic delicacy, both for its intrinsic quality as well as its idiosyncrasy. They bring force together with refinement, or perhaps the other way around. They combine (and this is the difference) sweetness with salinity–that curious juncture of sweetness and marine flavors. They bring together meaty and tender characteristics… This is an oyster that seems to harbor all the strength of the ocean, expressing markedly different innate qualities that are extremely delicate.
For those who think that flat oysters are the soul of excellence, here we have a rather brilliant exception: they are oval-shaped with a deep shell.
Sold in six different sizes, from small to large: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0. Each box contains 24 to 48 oysters. Spanish distribution is overseen by Lonpre Selección, S.L. (+34 938963021. www.lonpre.es)