Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of oyster superstars hail from Cape Cod. But the Big Rock oysters take the cake for unwavering consistency and shuckability, and we’re happy to let you in on the secret.
Named not for their size, but for a large boulder that sits on the beach where they’re grown, Big Rock oysters have been raised on the tidal flats of Cape Cod Bay near the town of East Dennis, MA since 2002. They are farmed by Aaron Brochu, a former restaurant operator and pro poker player, with help from the rest of his tight-knit crew, who coddle the oysters for 2-3 years until they’re harvested.
We are huge fans of Big Rock oysters for their plump meats that neatly fill their cups, leaving just enough room for a splash of ocean-y liquor. These oysters pack a rich umami flavor, and finish with clean mineral notes. Pair them with a classic dry martini or a hoppy beer, and you’re guaranteed an excellent night. Even better for home shuckers, Big Rock oysters are grown in “Aquatrays,” ensuring their shells are clean, strong and easy to open. Who doesn’t love the Bold and the Beautiful?