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The Beauty of the Belon Oyster

The Beauty of the Belon Oyster

by Brian Wubbena, Director of Culinary

Do you love oysters? I mean really love oysters. I’m not talking about oysters slathered in hot sauce here – this is written to the true oyster connoisseur.

picture of Belon oysters on the half shell on a bed of ice

We’d like to introduce you to one of the best oysters in the world: the Belon oyster. Hailing from Brittany, France these oysters are beloved throughout Europe. Years ago, there was an attempt to bring the Belon to Maine, and although the oyster farming failed, they survived in the wild. Even though there aren’t many of these oysters out there, we can now enjoy them in the United States.

picture of Belon oysters on the half shell topped with creme fraiche, Ora King caviar and fresh dill on a bed of ice

The Belon is a hand harvested, large and creamy oyster with a mineral, metallic taste. Its unique flavor is difficult to describe, so we encourage you to come experience it first-hand. This dish does not disappoint.

picture of Belon oysters topped with creme fraiche, Ora King caviar and fresh dill on a bed of ice

Oysters and caviar are a classic combo for a reason, so we’ve decided to build on that classic duo. For a limited time, we’re offering the Belon oyster topped with a dab of horseradish crème fraiche, a little dill sprig and big dollop of Ōra King caviar. This pairing is truly the meeting of the finest, most luxurious jewels the ocean has to offer.

picture of an opened jar of Ora King Salmon Caviar 10g Net - Best of Breed picture of an opened jar of Ora King caviar with a spoon in the jar atop a bed of ice

Don’t wait and miss this delectable meal. Your table is waiting.

picture of Belon oysters topped with creme fraiche, Ora King caviar and fresh dill on a bed of ice