FAQ

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.

 

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.

 

How do I keep the oysters fresh?

Place them in an open container, line it with a cloth, oysters with flat shells facing up, and cover with a damp cloth. Find a place in the fridge where it is not not too cold.

 

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. 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

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.