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.
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
Taste: Creamy with medium saltiness.
Origin: Prince Edward Island
Taste: Creamy and mild with medium saltiness.
Rock Point Oyster
Taste: Mild, Sweat and creamy, not too salty and has a cucumber note to it.
Origin: Rhode Island
Taste: A mineral taste with a sweet finish.