Tresor du Large

Tresor du Large

Magdalen Islands, Quebec   View on Ocean Map

Grown in off-bottom trays in 60 feet of water off Quebec’s isolated Magdalen Islands, way offshore in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Very rare outside of Quebec.

Tresor du Large (3 Ratings)

  1. Rare as pope dung, I enjoy them pretty much every year during the oyster season. I am in Gaspé, which is very close to Iles de Madeleine. They are good as meal openers, during the meal, after the meal. They are a real treat for any oyster lover. Nice and meaty, very very very clean, both out the sheel and inside. If you get offered one of these, try them. They will not dissapoint. I gave 9/10 because I have never had one bad Tresor du Large oyster, and I think that a perfect score is only deserved for outstanding, life-altering experiences. They are close to perfection in my taste. Just try them. You’ll see.

  2. Rating 4

    As Rowan said they are quite rare outside of Quebec, I was only able to buy some from the local fish market in Montreal. They are rather briny, but with firm meat and clean shell, compare to the ones in New Brunswick.

  3. Rating 3.5

    Had these this week at both Joe Beef and Maestro S.V.P. in Montreal. A real treat, as you NEVER see Quebec oysters outside the province. They have the small, teardrop-shaped brown-and-white shells of their New Brunswick kin, and a great reduced-chicken-stock flavor. The Iles de Madeleine are ultra-remote, pristine, lonely. Nice place to grow oysters.

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