Say that three times fast.
IT’S NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY!
It’s even tough to spell it! It’s basically a portmanteau of the words “boil” and “simmer.” Kind of vague for what this thing is: a fish stew. A really tasty fish stew. But there’s all sorts of tradition surrounding this thing that you have to adhere to:
-The ingredients have to be added one by one rather than all at once. Talk about inefficiency for the sake of taste.
-You have to make a rouille, a garlic egg-yolk mayonnaise, and serve it on toast with the soup.
-Serve the soup really hot, with the fish on a separate platter.
We went to one of the only remaining restaurants of the Twin Cities that still serves Bouillabaisse (now that Vincent is closed), Sea Change. It’s a pretty lovely restaurant connected to the historic Guthrie Theater.
Really hearty and delicious. If you like seafood, this is definitely a winner.
Tomorrow is National Cupcake Day!