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Oyster Weeks at Corso Restaurant
Until September 30, Chef Gergő Gullner at the Corso Restaurant of InterContinental Budapest prepares fresh oysters arriving directly from the French seaside. Enjoy one of the most impressive gastro adventures of the year!
Source: press release
Best of Budapest online | September 15, 2016
There is a reason oysters have been regarded as an aphrodisiac since the middle ages –  a fact now proven by American scientists. The belief originated from the legend of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, who sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell. It is also rumoured that Casanova used to eat oysters on daily basis for the purpose of maintaining the power of his manhood. Oyster beds grew naturally along seashores of and, thanks to their adaptability (and their ability to filter a hundred of liters of water a day), survived many climate changes through thousands of years – until the great industrialisation, when their numbers were reduced due to water pollution. Today, oyster beds are grown under strict surveillance and control.

Why eat oysters in Budapest now? First of all because they are a real culinary specialty and secondly, to enjoy a marvellous gastronomic experience. During this month, Chef Gergő Gullner at the InterContinental Budapest's Corso Restaurant prepares fresh oysters arriving directly from the French seaside. There are two things to look for when eating oysters: freshness and simplicity. Oysters served at the Corso Restaurant in InterContinental Budapest meet both requirements. By the way, oysters are a perfect match with brut champagne!