Why oysters continue to rock our world

It’s a magical mollusc, a beautiful bivalve, salty snack that is lauded as an aphrodisiac. There’s no doubt that oysters, once a peasant food, are now among the ultimate delicacies for foodies.

They’ve long been linked to amour – Aphrodite , the Greek goddess of love was born from the sea in an oyster shell. Her son, Eros, was the god of love; and Casanova, the legendary 18th century lothario, was said to eat 50 for breakfast.

Whether they are a powerful aphrodisiac or not, oysters are an enticing choice on any menu. They’re also good for you: known as a multivitamin from the sea, they are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and iodine.

If oysters are your passion, Opus, the multi award-winning restaurant in Cornwall Street, Birmingham, is the place to dine – it sells more oysters than any other restaurant in the city and serves only Carlingford rock oysters. These outstanding oysters are cultivated in the waters of County Lough in Ireland and are renowned for their sweet, rich and nutty flavours.

And paired with the finest Champagne, Carlingford rock oysters are the perfect way to kick off any celebration.

Every Friday and Saturday from April 21 and throughout the summer, Opus is tempting diners with a pearl of an offer: a complimentary dozen Carlingford rock oysters with every bottle of Champagne purchased. Order a half bottle of Champagne and you’ll receive a half dozen of Carlingford rock oysters. The offer is available for tables up to 16 diners.

To book call Opus on 0121 200 2323