Saturday, 9 October 2021

Oysters in the Loire Valley

Oysters are super popular in France and here in the Touraine Loire Valley we are close enough to the Atlantic coast that certain oyster producers come up regularly with fresh oysters for the markets. The types to look out for are the Creuse (hollow), the Pousse en Claire (saltmarsh pond grown) and the Fine. The Creuse is the most available and affordable, the Fines and Claires the most prized for their meatiness and flavour. They are normally eaten au naturel, or with a few drops of shallot vinegar. If you like fresh oysters, let us know and we will try to make sure the restaurant is serving them the day of your tour.

Oysters at a market, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Oysters at my local market.

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