French Oysters and Seafood in Hong Kong

Recently, M&C Asia, the Fine French Seafood Provider launched the First Fish E-Shop in Hong Kong.

The new online store can be found online at www.mnc-asia.com. Private customers can now shop from more than 100 chilled and live seafood products, including oysters, and get the same quality as the best chefs in town.

Belon“We are very proud to offer people in Hong Kong the best selection of French seafood. It is a pleasure to share with locals and expats the finest products, with the same quality standards that we already provide to restaurants and hotels” say Cesar de Sainte Maresville and Morgan Cousin, the two co-founders of M&C Asia.

Oyster Options
Currently the following oysters are available for ordering: Prat-ar-Coum Special, Flat, Belon, and Prat-ar-Coum Fines Creuses.
prat ar coum




Sustainability and seasonality are a real concern for the company. Customers can easily choose with confidence among a large range of products including chilled fish, oysters, crustaceans and shellfish, all sourced from daily fishing operated by small boats along the French coasts. Once an order is made through the website www.mnc-asia.com, fish is chosen immediately before it is shipped out to the customer in Hong Kong Island or Kowloon within 48 to 72 hours via commercial flights from Paris to Hong Kong.

The company does not keep stock as all products are shipped according to the customers’ orders which allow the best freshness. All products are vetted by French sanitary authorities and items are listed along on the website with their region of origin and an explanation of how they were caught or farmed.

About M&C Asia 
M&C Asia Limited is a company founded in 2009 by two French entrepreneurs C├ęsar de Sainte Maresville and Morgan Cousin. Their common passion for gastronomy has motivated their desire to promote the best seafood from France abroad. Supplying major dining venues in Hong Kong and Macau including restaurants, hotels and casinos, M&C Asia offers from now on the same selection to private customers through its website www.mnc-asia.com. All the products are sourced with the respect of their seasonality to encourage a sustainable approach towards food and environment.

For more information, contact Claire Viaggi at claire.viaggi@mnc-asia.com or +852 2563 8891.

Loftin Oyster Shell Stoneware - A Great Product for Oyster Lovers

oyster shippingWe love checking our email and seeing a request for us to sample oysters or oyster related products.  Not too long ago, we received a request from Loftin Oysters.  They wanted us to sample their shells.  Yes, their shells - no oysters, just shells.  We were intrigued.  A quick look at www.loftinoysters.com shed some clarity on the request. Loftin makes beautiful stoneware that looks like an oyster shell - a perfect product for cooking and displaying your oysters.

loftin oystersA few days later we received a shipment of shells. Carefully and artfully packed, our shells arrived in a beautiful bag. Each Loftin shell is hand-crafted, asymmetric and unique - just like a fresh oyster's shell.

loftin stonewareA few days later, we went shopping for oysters.  We drove to Cape Cod and visited the Clam Man in Falmouth, MA for the first time and purchased oysters from Martha's Vineyard.  The oyster tag indicated they had been out of the water for just a few days so we selected those over the other offerings.  Then, Rachel and I shucked them and placed the oyster in the Loftin Oyster stoneware.  (Many of Loftin's customers purchase fresh shucked ousters in pints, 1/2 gallons, or gallons from a local seafood market.)


loftinThen we had fun decorating each oyster with some of our favorite baking items: cheese, spinach, a dollop of sriracha, and a squirt of lemon.  We let them bake for about 8 minutes on 350 degrees.  After a few minutes of cooling time, delish! 

The oyster shell stoneware also works great as a serving piece for other seafood related items.  Tonight we had some raw tuna so we used the stoneware to showcase our appetizer that contained a slice of raw tuna, scallion, lemon wedge, and a hit of hot sauce.  The stoneware is prefect for all your seafood amuse bouche recipes. 
oyster amuse bouche

The stoneware adds a nice decorative feature to the oysters.  Perfect for a party or dinner with guests.  After all, food that looks great tastes that much better!

Cleaning was as simple as rinsing them off with a soapy sponge and then letting them dry overnight.  

Overall we really enjoyed using the oyster shell stoneware for the first time.  When the weather warms here, we will try them on the grill.  We are excited to get many uses out of these gems and show off our baked or grilled oysters in our new decorative stoneware.

Get yours today online here. In the notes section of your order enter "GSAO" (for "Go Shuck An Oyster") and you'll receive 10% off AND, if you order 2 bags you'll receive free shipping! That's a savings of $6 or $22 from your friends at Go Shuck An Oyster.

Know someone who likes oysters?  Oyster Shell Stoneware from Loftin Oysters makes a great gift too!

Osoyoos Oyster Festival, Osoyoos BC

Osoyoos 3rd Annual Oyster Festival- April 23rd - April 27th, 2014

(OSOYOOS, BC) - The Third Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival showcases oysters produced by West Coast fishermen alongside Canadian wines and craft beers. 

Even oysters need a day in the sun! 

New for this year a Canadian craft beer and oyster pairing competition sponsored by Spirit Ridge Resort, CAMRA and BC Craft Brewers.  

Which Canadian local craft beer pairs best with oysters?  

Winners will be announced at the Spirit Ridge Resort and South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce Beach Brew Party on Friday April 25th, where guests can find their own favourite pairings.  

The signature event of the festival, Watermark Beach Resort’s The Art of the Oyster Pearl Gala, takes place on Saturday April 26th.  This gala showcases oyster creations from Oliver’s & Osoyoos’ best restaurants, freshly shucked oyster stations from West Coast oyster fisherman and wine pairings from the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association

Results from Canada’s second annual Canadian Oyster Wine Competition will be revealed at 9pm.

Enjoy the wine region’s spring releases, slurp your way through local restaurants and enjoy special Osoyoos Oyster Festival room rates. Throughout the festival enjoy special events including Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery’s Long Table Dinner, Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek Winery’s “Under the Tuscan Sea Dinner” and more.

If you love oysters, you need to be at the Okanagan’s only oyster festival: the OOOysterfestival!

For more information, please visit the website:  www.oooysterfestival.com