Limfjorden’s first oyster harvest ready for seasonal kick-off

Torvehallerne to get the royal treatment when the oysters are cracked open on Friday

When the oyster season kicks off across Denmark this month, shellfish lovers will be cracking open the first batch of oysters completely grown locally in Limfjorden, a fjord in north Jutland.

The national shellfish centre Dansk Skaldyrcenter on Mors is coming to Copenhagen on October 9 to show off its locally-grown oysters and mussels at Torvehallerne near Nørreport Station at 10:00. Prince Henrik will be at hand to be the first person to give the oysters a crack.

“We are very honoured to receive Prince Henrik,” said Hans Ejner Bertelsen, the mayor of Morsø Municipality.

“It’s my experience that the prince’s gastronomical passion and approach will inspire even more people to get a sense of taste for some of Denmark’s finest raw products.”

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Mors of that please
At the oysters and mussel premier at Torvehallerne, which will also be visited by the business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen, guests will be able to taste fresh samples from 10-12.

It’s the sixth year that the oyster season is being celebrated, and should people living in Jutland be unable to make the journey to the capital, they need only wait one more day to get involved with the shellfish action.

The 2015 Oyster and Mussel kick off will be held on October 10 in a massive tent at Pakhustorvet in Nykøbing Mors and will feature loads of tasting opportunities, music, interesting facts and gourmet cooking that is guaranteed to get your mouth watering.

(photo: Dansk Skaldyrcenter)
(photo: Dansk Skaldyrcenter)