Steamed Clams always make me think of summer and my Aunt Bert’s camp in L’Etete, Canada. My aunt Roberta, who we always called Bert introduced me to Steamed Clams or “Steamers” on a visit to her waterfront cottage in L’Etete when I was about 10 years old. She steamed her’s in a little bit of water and served them with butter, lemon and vinegar. As a 10 year old I found the clams to be amazing, sweet, salty, tart and sour all at the same time. It was an eye’s opening experience to me that something as weird looking as clams could taste that good.
So when Cafe Europa put on their “Steamers” appetizer I couldn’t resist and ordered them. I felt a little like the critic in “Ratatouille” when I put the first mollusk in mouth and flashed back to Aunt Bert’s camp and her clams. The steamers were sweet, salty, tart and sour again and they made me feel good.
Try the Steamers at Cafe Europa and I hope they bring you back to the first time you tried them. If it’s your first time to try steamers, then Cafe Europa is a good place to start. LOL. Enjoy what’s left of your summer.