Mussels in Ghent-Style Wine Sauce

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Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

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The best mussels I ever ate were in a big restaurant called Auberge de Fonteyne in the center of Ghent in Belgium on the third day of our honeymoon. The mussels were awash in what they called a wine sauce, although it seemed more like a cream sauce to me. It’s a Belgian classic, and no place in the world is more enthusiastic about mussels than Belgium.

Mussels are very inexpensive, so buy plenty of them. The best are the black-shell mussels from Prince Edward Island in Canada. (I do