My co-worker treated me to lunch today at Salade de Fruites and I ordered the "Moules et frites" or "Mussels and Fries". Whenever I come to eat here I always see people order this and I always said to myself "I have to get this the next time I come here!". I guess the best time to do it is when someone else is treating!
So you're served this big pot of mussels. Steamed in a delicious white wine cream sauce it was great with subtle notes of garlic and spring onions. The mussels themselves were plump, tender and perfectly cooked. You get A LOT of mussels - and the sauce is pretty rich. So as good as it is, about 1/2 way through you don't feel like finishing. I would definitely recommend splitting this as an appetizer with a friend instead of eating an entire order by yourself. But if you've ever craving mussels - you would be satisfied.... and them some.
The fries are crispy, seasoned well, but otherwise fairly plain. Served with mayonnaise for dipping.
My pile of empty Mussel shells. I made a bit of a mess eating this, spilling the broth on myself and almost hitting the gentleman seating next to me. I must have smelled like mussels for the rest of the day.