LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW MUSSELS SEASON
The golden shell Hebridean mussels we serve in our restaurants are supplied by the original Loch Fyne Oysters company based in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The company was established in 1978 and ever since then has been supplying customers worldwide with the best in authentic Scottish seafood products. Mussels are a firm favourite in our restaurants - each year we serve around 100 tons of mussels to discerning seafood lovers!
At their mussel farm, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. takes care to harvest and release its mussels for sale only when they are in season and at their best. We usually feature them on our menu from sometime during September until around the end of May each year. Every batch undergoes a rigorous health screening process to ensure that only optimum quality mussels make it to the dinner table.
The mussels are grown on ropes in the pristine waters of Loch Roag which is located far away on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. They are a natural, nutritious and delicious shellfish showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder. By the time the mussels reach our restaurants they are well-travelled, but not as well travelled as some of Loch Fyne’s mussels which are also shipped to places like Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong – making mussels a truly international food!
We hope that you will take the opportunity to enjoy a plate of golden shell Hebridean mussels next time you visit one of our restaurants. Why not try them served with white wine, garlic & herb, crusty sourdough bread, and not forgetting the French fries. And to accompany the dish enjoy a fresh and lively white wine. We recommend our L’Aubiniere Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie from the Loire valley, characterised by beautifully balanced citrus & pear flavours.