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French Kiss

French Kiss

Source: Chef’s Resource

The French Kiss oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are farm-raised by the fine folks from Neguac, New Brunswick (on Canada’s Acadian peninsula) that also produces our wildly popular Beau Soleil oysters.

If anyone ever has anything negative to say about the Beau Soleils, it is that they are too small (Beau Soleils are cocktail oysters, and as such, come in at roughly two-and-a-half inches in diameter.) for certain applications. I appreciate that. The Beau Soleils will perfectly complement any brasserie or oyster bar’s list of offerings…But they might be perceived as being a bit too diminutive in a setting such as an over the top steak house, and run the risk of getting lost on a plate with “The Old 96er”. Enter the French Kiss!

Type: Crassostrea virginica
Harvest Location: Neguac, New Brunswick
Flavor Profile: French Kisses are deeply cupped, and are that perfect paisley shape all oyster growers strive for. As with the Beau Soleils, meat yields on the French Kisses is nothing less than extraordinary, and the meats themselves lead with a profound salinity, which yields to a mildly sweet finish. The meats are full, and posses a certain degree of body which is complemented by the briny liquor.
Size: 2.5-3"
Pack Size: 60 count

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