Moules y frites in Tampa?
- maladrin Feb 12, 2008 12:24 PM
So my wife and I took a vacation a month ago, and while in Paris fell in love with this dish.
Can anyone recommend a place in town that serves this the European way?
Moules-frites is a classic Belgian dish with mussels steamed in white wine and fresh herbs with a side of “Belgian fries” that are twice deep-fried french fries. I don’t believe you will find this dish in restaurants here in the Tampa Bay area. Steamed mussels are easily done at home and you can add your favorite french fries for a semi-authentic Moules-frites.
pane rustica has them on the menu from time to time..south macdill ave.
not enough european rest's in town for sure! moules y frites are actually more belgian than french so maybe check out that avenue. Or you and your wife could make your own for you and your friends! if you need a recipe let me know...i am a private chef in the area..went to le cordon bleu-paris. good luck
Thanks! Again, I was really hoping for a place to go out and eat them as a treat for both of us. Out of the house, no cooking, no cleanup etc.
It was a Belgian place that we ate them at in Paris - Clichy's Tavern down the street from the Moulin Rouge. Lots of Belgian eateries, and they all hald moules-frites! Mmmm ....
FOUND 'EM! Chez Bryce on Davis Islands had them on the menu last night, and since it bills itself as a classic French bistro kind of spot, I'm betting they're a mainstay. SO had them and thought the mussels were great, fries (seasoned with rosemary and parmesan) a bit cold but other wise very good, too. www.chezbryce.com. Hope you check it out!