What's a Diver Scallop?

Our Diver Scallops come to us on-demand and ultra fresh from Maine via the famous Browne Trading Company.  They are big (equivalent to a U10) and a true "diver" scallops in that they are hand harvested by divers vs. net dragged.  According to Browne Trading Company, less that 1% of all scallops are really hand harvested.  But "So what?" you might ask.  The hand harvesting eliminates grittiness and arguably results in more favor because there is little to no harvesting stress prior to refrigeration.  Furthermore, this form of harvesting is much easier on the environment than dredging.  Here's a picture of this beautiful course.

Diver scallop with a Riesling beurre blanc and a ramp jam

Diver scallop with a Riesling beurre blanc and a ramp jam