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The Oyster Bar Bonanza

I recently told you about the malaise of Mallorca’s fish trade. For the last two or three years, you may have noticed Se Vende signs put up at an increasing number of fish mongers in Palma’s Mercat de l’Olivar.

Now, a few months ago, a new trend has beset that very indoor market, Palma’s biggest and best. You will now find three or four stalls selling Japanese-style sushi and sashimi to eat in or to take home, and you can also find two large oyster bars offering creuses, plates and Fines de Claire plus Champagne galore. If you don’t like oysters, they also do Caviar. At a price.

As long as the better-off amongst the Mercat‘s clients do their civil duty and consume and indulge, there might be a future for the fish trade after all. If not, nobody knows what will happen. It could all end up in tears.

The photo was taken in Palma, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: December 30th, 2011. The time was 14:48:47.

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  1. I don’t care for oysters, but now living in Scotland, I miss the sashimi and sushi which were abundant (and quite cheap) in Houston. Yum. Yum.

  2. Not a fan of the oysters either – but a huge fan of Mallorca! Arrived today for 2 weeks! Would love to indulge in the champagne as well, but the sangria really hits the spot!

    • Enjoy, Anita. Mallorca is a fabulously beautiful place – and this blog provides great ideas for places to visit. Definitely with you on the sangria.

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