Portarlington is blessed not only with a glorious location and great views of the Melbourne skyline, it's home to a fleet of mussel boat who farm the delicious morsels in the waters just offshore. There's no better place to enjoy fresh food than where it's grown and harvested.
If you find yourself on Portarlington Pier craving a delicious hearty meal of mussels catch a lift with Bongo! To The Little Mussel Café. As a part of Advance Mussel Supply this gorgeous café is doing interesting things - like mussel jerky - on their menu. Talk about flexing your mussels!
Crowd favourites include: Mussel Chowder, Mussel Tasting plates and Chilli Mussels!
Wine and dine at the beautiful location of Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Bask in the glorious surroundings of Port Phillip Bay while enjoying a glass of wine and mussels fit for a king!
Crowd favourites include: Bellarine Smokehouse platter and Portarlington Mussels (sauces change daily on the specials board).
Rather stay in and cook up the storm yourself? Head down to Mi Shells Seafood and purchase fresh and locally caught mussels to create your own feast!
Crowd favourite recipes include: Linguini with Mussels, Butter and Saffron and Asian Inspired Mussels (recipes are available at http://www.advancemussel.com.au/recipes.html).
The best way to get to Portarlington and this mussel feast is on board Port Phillip Ferries from Docklands in Melbourne. Ferries travel in both directions several times every day.
And if you're a real mussel lover be sure to check out the next Portarlington Mussel Festival in January, or plan a trip to Portarlington to taste it all - plus the nearby restaurants, wineries, cheesemakers, olive groves.....