The Australian Blue Mussels grown in the waters of Port Phillip Bay off Portarlington have reached legend status. They’re probably the town’s most famous export, famed among foodies and featured on most restaurant menus between the Pier and the Princes Highway.
FRESH! Get up close and personal with the mussel fleet docked at the Portarlington Pier, watch as they harvest just offshore and then buy them by the kilo in town from Advance Mussel Supply or Sea Bounty. Take them home (or to wherever you’re staying!) and cook up a seriously fresh feast. Some recipe inspiration from Advance Mussel Supply.
LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE HARD WORK and head to one of the local eateries, there’ll be mussels on the menu. Try St Leonards Hotel – three different flavor options with sourdough to soak up the musselly-broth goodness.
SMOKIN! Mussels smoke particularly well and we love the Portarlington Chardonnay Smoked Mussels from Bellarine Smokehouse, available on site at The House of Jack Rabbit – either take away from the cellar door or on the Bellarine Smokehouse Tasting Plate, best enjoyed with a glass of wine and the spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay.