fine de Claire

[French] plural fines de Claire

In France, the expressions ‘fines’ and ‘spéciales’ when applied to oysters describe oysters of a certain desirable weight and dimension, carrying a guarantee of a good meat to shell ratio. Claires are special pens in which oysters are fattened during their growing season and provide oysters of good flavour. ‘Fines de claires’ thus have a guarantee of flavour and weight.