Gillardeau oysters are a brand of edible oysters that are produced by the Gillardeau family and their small private company, which was founded in 1898 in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus near La Rochelle and the Île d'Oléron in western France.
- Erlanger, Steven (October 26, 2008). "A French Family Dynasty Reinvents the Oyster". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
The family’s small private company, founded 110 years ago here by the sea near La Rochelle and the Île d'Oléron in western France, produces only “spéciales,” oysters that are fleshier and, consequently, more expensive than the standard. The Gillardeau name has become associated with fine oysters, rather like Hermès for neckties.
- Kapferer, Jean-Noel (2008). The Strategic Brand. Kogan Page Publishers. ISBN 0-7494-5085-1.
Mr Gillardeau is the creator of an eponymous brand that has become omnipresent in restaurants in just a few years. The brand guarantee relates to the ...