Went back to Shuck Oyster House in Costa Mesa tonight.
Tried at least 6-7 types of oysters. All very good.
Then I noticed they had a "$20 oyster" which was belon garnished with creme fraiche, etc.
$9 unadorned. Flown in from Brittany. With the rubberband still on them.
I had to order a half dozen unadorned. They were delicious. Briny, minerally, clean finish, meaty and sweet. A true treat.