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Jewels of the house Astoux & Brun
It is on the excellence of our oysters that our house has built its reputation.
The drastic selection of our suppliers has always been our concern.
Today, we offer a panel that reveals the best oyster producers, through varied terroirs
The Boutrais family, located near Cancale in Brittany, owns five oyster farms, in Ireland and France, which produce exceptional special oysters raised in a unique terroir. Each hamper is delivered with a vintage guarantee certificate.
Legris oysters are cultivated in parks located in the middle of the archipelago of the Lilia Islands, at the exit of Aber Wrac'h. They are characterized by a balanced flesh, iodized and with notes of chestnut.
Specials from Brittany
La maison LEGRIS
Archipel de Lilia
The so-called “special” oyster is fleshy. On 100% of the animal there is more than 10.5% of flesh. It can be recognized by its teardrop shape and its very specific concavity (the shell is hollow and more rounded.). The TAILLEPIED family is one of the pioneers in producing this high quality oyster in the Bay of Veys in Normandy. (100% born at sea / 100% natural therefore not triploid)
Located in the heart of the Marennes-Oléron basin, Tafforet has been a producer, breeder and shipper of cupped oysters for 70 years. La Fine de Claire is a slightly fleshy oyster with a very balanced flavor
Fines de claires
The “GILLARDEAU” is to the oyster what the Roll Royce is to the automobile… The ultimate. The house was founded in 1898 in the heart of the Marennes-Oléron basin. It is a real treasure of the French gastronomic heritage which has cultivated excellence for 4 generations.
Marennes-Oléron oysters benefit from a particular breeding and maturing technique: they are matured and matured in clear; they are clay basins that fill up when the tide rises and they conserve water when the sea recedes. The oysters go “clear” after 2 years in the parks, which gives them a particular flavor, specific to this terroir.
Oyster lovers favor this appellation for its sweetness, its nutty taste, its fine flesh. Its rarity makes it a very fine and delicate dish very much in demand.