Evening Cove Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Evening Cove Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations around Vancouver Island, BC. They are an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster. They are named after the tranquil Evening Cove on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, BC.

Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms. They are accustomed to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators. Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty. Their meats are full and firm. Beach grown oysters have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with. And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life.


Evening Cove Oyster
Location Near Texada Island in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3 1/2″
Oyster Cultivation Intertidal Beach cultured
Oyster Flavor Profile Evening Cove Oysters have firm meats, a fresh, clean, mildly briny flavor and a watermelon finish.
Map See Evening Cove Oyster Map

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


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