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Tarbouriech oysters on a platter at the Jacques Cœur market

Information updated on 20/10/22

The Tarbouriech family is launching a new concept in Montpellier: a seafood counter at the Jacques Coeur market, featuring both on-site meals and take-out service.

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Tarbouriech oysters have arrived in Montpellier. The renowned family of oyster farmers from the Etang de Thau lagoon area east of Montpellier, creators of the “solar tide” tidal simulation technique, now has a location at the Halles Jacques Coeur market, where they have taken over the space of the no less famous Mancuso family, fish merchants at the head of La Marée Gourmande, having previously created La Pêcherie fish shop in Figuerolles.
Florent Tarbouriech and his daughter Florie are creating a seafood counter concept, combining on-site food service and the sale of seafood products directly from the Sète fish market, including homemade tielles, tapas (marinated anchovies, octopus salads, etc.), and seafood platters that can be ordered online and picked up at the click & collect drive next door.
Under the name Tarbouriech Jacques Coeur, the shop also offers other Tarbouriech family products such as salad spreads and Ostrealia cosmetics.
The restaurant has about thirty tables, with a total of 50 seats, where you can enjoy seafood products sold on-site at lunchtime or as an aperitif, as well as cold cuts, cheese platters, and pastries prepared by the merchants in neighboring shops.
The concept is designed to create a warm atmosphere, with friendly events organized at the end of the day. The decor also emphasizes authenticity, with features such as gabion flower boxes filled with oyster shells. 
This is the Tarbouriech family’s first venture in Montpellier.

    “We have been looking for a long time to find a location for our concept. Montpellier is the perfect city for setting up our business in an urban area,” explains Florie Tarbouriech, who launched the restaurant Le Saint-Barth in Marseillan twelve years ago with her brother Romain.

After developing a unique system for oyster farming in the Thau lagoon in the early 2000’s, using “exondation” to simulate tidal action, the Tarbouriech family is innovating once again, inaugurating its seafood counter concept, which will be expanded and improved over the coming months. “We plan to start offering home delivery of shellfish platters soon,” confirms Florent Tarbouriech.