An oyster tastes like the sea. An oyster tastes like a cliff, like waves breaking on the shore, like virgin beaches. It is a really special product of the oceans. On the Costa Blanca you can taste fresh oysters of the best quality. We tell you how to do it.
Oysters are one of the most exclusive delicacies of the sea. A good oyster should taste like an ocean sip. It’s almost like kissing the sea. The Romans and the Chinese treated oysters as a treasure from the fourth century BC before their consumption spread throughout the world. But how to eat this seafood?
A fresh and soft product
Oysters are at least three years filtering seawater before being consumed. That is why they have such a characteristic sea flavour. The best oysters are those with a fresh aroma and a briny taste. There are those who eat them raw —and alive—, but they can also be accompanied by lemon juice or sauces, and even cooked. You can eat them stuffed, baked in the oven, grilled, with tempura… choose the recipe you like best! Also, eating seafood is very beneficial for your health, so treat yourself!
Let it slide to your mouth
Great chefs recommend eating oysters without sipping them, but letting them slowly slide down their shell to your mouth. Then chew them at least a couple of times to fully enjoy their delicate flavour. There are many restaurants on the Costa Blanca where you can taste this exquisite delicacy, but only some of them offer you the freshest products. If you want to eat oysters of the best quality, fresh seafood that arrives daily from the fish market is served in the Capri restaurant, in Calpe.
Accompany the dish with a glass of champagne
One of the ideal drinks to pair the oysters is champagne. But if you prefer a bubble-free drink, you can also opt for a glass of excellent white wine. In the magnificent wine cellar of Capri restaurant you will find an excellent selection of regional, national and international wines, as well as champagnes, to accompany that wonderful dish of oysters.
Do you want to eat oysters? The Capri restaurant is located by the sea in Calpe and specialises in exquisite fresh fish, seafood and oysters. In addition, here you can also taste traditional paella and tender meats made with seasonal ingredients and following traditional Mediterranean recipes. The Capri restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but don’t forget to book your table as soon as possible, we are in high season and everyone wants to taste the best oysters of Calpe!
Avenida Gabriel Miró, 40, Calpe (Alicante)
Phones: +34 608 835 656 and +34 965 830 614