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Port Phillip Mussel Festival

Mexicano Fried Mussels. Fact: Everything tastes better with chipotle. Paco Y Ola have given the traditional treat a fancy twist, featuring black mussels coated in panko bread crumbs, fresh chipotle salsa and a tangy citrus mayo.
 
St Gerry’s Fudge Puppies. If you’re not immediately sold on the name alone, wait until you hear what this snack consists off. Waffles on a stick in glorious flavours including Nutella with crushed biscuit, Salted Caramel with popcorn, honey and cinnamon and heaps more.
 
South Melbourne Seafoods Shrimp and Oyster Bar. Nibble your way through a classic shrimp cocktail, natural and cooked oysters and if you’re extra hungry, half a cray fish.
 
The Love Mussel. Not only is The Love Mussel lord of the puns, they have some delicious offerings up for grabs. Thai Me Up, Thai Me Down has steamed Portarlington mussels in lemongrass infused coconut cream, fresh ginger, chilli, garlic, zingy kaffir lime and coriander. The Musselini champions Pinot noir steamed Portarlington mussels in slow roasted tomato sauce, topped off with Istra chorizo, chilli and fresh oregano. Both served with potato and rosemary sourdough or frites. You beauty.
 
Those Girls Iced Tea. Not everybody can dig seafood, and that’s okay. Luckily for those that aren’t shellfish inclined, you can fill the void with a selection of refreshing, rustic iced teas. Take your pick from lime and mint mojito, strawberry and rosemary, pineapple and sage, hibiscus heart, peach and basil plus many more.

The Port Phillip Mussel Festival is going down at South Melbourne Market on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12 from 12pm.