If you don’t like watching reruns on TV, we’ll allow you to go ahead and skip this post as we ended up once again at Café Levain to celebrate our anniversary dinner with Jeff and Jolene as neither of them had been to Café Levain before. We were in for a treat though, so if you take away anything from our most recent visit, the mussels are divine. The best mussels Jenny and I have ever had were courtesy of our friend Jackson from HBS when we were visiting him and his wife in Sydney, Australia at the Belgian Beer Café. We have not been able to find mussels that compared, even in Montreal, which we’ll write about later. But Saturday’s visit to Café Levain sparked memories of the depth of flavors we had in Sydney and our friend @jkrobby can attest to it as he was there as well. The @AdamVickerman version of mussels uses sweet corn, cream, wine and a touch of curry. It was so good we slurped up all the broth after eating the mussels. I wanted more. The other dishes that night included a fresh sweet corn, tomato and arugula salad from their garden down the street, Sitka King Salmon with collard greens and white bean puree, and hangar steak with chanterelles, tomatoes and beets. Dessert was our anniversary cake accompanied by a nice scoop of coffee ice cream. Another wonderful dinner at Café Levain, next time we go back we’ll be doing mussels and short rib burger, guaranteed.
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