Published in The Palazzo Blog
After her recent visit to The Palazzo, Victoria shared her experience, as well as a rundown of the best mussel dishes she's eaten on her travels. We're delighted to say that she ranks our Cozze Del Palazzo dish as the best in the country! Read an exert of her blog post below.
I am such a foodie, we all know this. I sometimes think I would be better off writing a food blog! One of my favourite foods is seafood, more specifically, mussels. I adore mussels, never used to like them in fact they used to gross me out, but one night at a business dinner, in a seafood restaurant with a limited menu...and one bowl of seafood linguine, I was converted!
So, sourcing mussels is a taboo subject, right? I can't really trust having mussels somewhere that is away from any kind of cold or salt waters, it's logical, the further you are away from cold water, the further your cold water fish have to travel...no one likes a carsick mussel!
Mussels can come in a few variations, in a tomato sauce, a garlic sauce, in a pasta or risotto or even in a white wine sauce, which is by far my favorite way to eat mussels. I found a few locations in the United Kingdom that I have traveled to, seriously know how to do mussels right, which is super important as you do not want a dodgy belly from dodgy seafood. Seafood is a delicacy, it has to be handled with care and cooked to perfection, otherwise your mussels...will taste snotty and horrible. So if you are a sea-food snob and want to stuff your gob...keep reading.
1. The Palazzo, Burnley.
I am going to make the assumption that due to being up north, and closer to Scotland (famous for delicious mussels) that the mussels up north are good, boy, were these mussels good. I was actually eating with a friend who was laughing at how quickly I finished the bowl. The Palazzo call this dish, COZZE DEL PALAZZO, and it's a very generous sized bowl of mussels in a delicious, slightly creamy, white wine and garlic sauce. You can seriously taste how fresh these mussels are, and the sea-food is delivered here daily, it's super fresh and these were perfectly cooked, I actually had this as a main and found I was perfectly satisfied, not too full but definitely still not hungry. I mean, you can even see by my picture of this dish. I only had an iPhone, no camera to snap, but the mussels were perfectly pink, and the sauce was perfect for dipping when you eat all those tasty mussels! Good job The Palazzo! I could seriously eat these again and again!
We would like to say a big thank you to Victoria for sharing this lovely review and we hope to see you again soon!