FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How to order the oysters?
We only harvest the oysters upon order confirmation. After which the oysters are depurated to ensure safe saw consumption. This process takes a few days to complete. Customers should place order at least 3 days in advance. You can order directly via our online store. Kindly note the available delivery dates.
 
Can the oysters be eaten raw?
Yes, the oysters are depurated before we send them to you. So that you can be rest assured when you eat them raw. Learn more about food safety.
 
How do I know the oyster is fresh?
Follow you senses:
Look: the oyster should be tightly closed. When you open it, the oyster should be full of water.
Feel: put an oyster in your hand. It should feel heavy due to the meat but also due to the water contained in the oyster
Smell: smell the oyster and you only smell the sea
Taste: taste the freshness of the sea, but nothing fishy.
 
How long can I keep the oysters?
We recommend that you consume them on the day itself, because you should eat them when they are fresh. But if you need to keep them for another day, that is absolutely fine. However, oysters loose moisture when refrigerated.  It is not recommended to keep them for too long causing the oysters to dry out.
 
How do I keep the oysters fresh?
If the oysters are delivered in a cooler bag, place the entire bag including ice packs in the fridge. NOT the freezer! If they come in a box, take the oysters out and place them in an open container and the oysters with flat shells facing up.. Line the container with a cloth. Cover with a damp cloth. Put the ice-packs (comes with delivery) on top of the cloth. Place container in the fridge. 
 
Are the oysters shucked?
To preserve freshness, we deliver the oysters "live and kicking" in their shells. We insist on delivering them un-shucked for the simple reason that it compromises on freshness. Upon delivery we will give a live demo and teach every customer how to shuck. Learn how to shuck oysters.
Do I need to clean the oysters before eating them?
Although the oysters are quite clean when, we recommend that you run them under the tap before you shuck them. The oysters can be eaten straight from the shell.
 
Can I drink the water in the oyster?
Yes, the water is depurated sea water. It is safe to drink it.
 
What do I need to prepare for an oyster party?
A lot of ice
Oyster knife
Towel to stabilize the oyster and protect your hand 
Lemons/Tabasco sauce (the oysters taste great 'au naturel' too!)
Display tray/ bowl
White wine
Which wine goes best with oysters?
Oysters are best when paired with white wine with a higher acidity, e.g. Sauvignon Blanc.