This appetizer for chilled marinated mussels from the now defunct Boulestin went over quite well at my Christmas party although personally I think I would have been just as happy with a can of smoked mussels. They were good, but I probably wouldn’t go through the hassle of making them again.
Another hors d’oeuvres from Boulestin, Potato salad is a classic and almost never misses. I’m not sure why exactly but this one missed the mark. The wine vinegar seemed to dominate the dish in a slightly off putting way making it too acidic.
This is an hors d’oeuvres from Boulestin; a classic French restaurant in London, established in 1927 and open to this day. Essentially, a seasoned anchovy paste smeared on some sauteed toast. Too salty for my girlfriend and I but a big hit with our dinner guests. I don’t think I’ll do them again, though.