Your guide to ordering the right oyster

Posted: 4:30 PM, Aug 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-04 20:32:39Z

I was sitting at the bar with a friend and we were looking at the oysters that were on the ice. As a Texan, I don't know a lot about seafood. I know I like oysters, but I don't know the differences between all the different types.

My friend and I sat there dumbfounded and that's when Julien Cremaud, chef, and owner of Avocado Grill , offered to explain the uniqueness of each type of oyster for National Oyster Day!  It turns out I'm a Blue Point Oyster fan (sounds like a band). By the way, you can get half off oysters on Mondays at Avocado Grill.

Blue Point Oyster
This oyster is a great entry oyster for someone that's not familiar with oysters.
Origin: Connecticut
Size: Medium
Taste: Full bodied, lightly salty.
Fun Fact: Probably the most popular oyster in the United States.

Fanny Bay Oyster
Origin: British Columbia
Taste: Medium saltiness with a sweet finish.
Fun Fact: This oyster is raised in trays that are elevated in the ocean (compared to others that are raided in the bed of the ocean).

La St. Simon Oyster
Origin: Canada
Taste: Creamy with medium saltiness.

Malpeque Oyster
Origin: Prince Edward Island
Taste: Creamy and mild with medium saltiness. 

Rock Point Oyster
Origin: Washington
Taste: Mild, Sweat and creamy, not too salty and has a cucumber note to it.

Wianno Oyster
Origin: Rhode Island
Taste: A mineral taste with a sweet finish.


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