Fish Type: Lake Perch Price: $14.75
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Good
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
We stopped at the Villa for a quick lunch before heading to Minneapolis to visit some friends. We had bluegill this time around and it was just about as great as the lake perch we normally get. These little finsters were pretty much perfect with the most subtle fishy flavor imaginable. Of course, the highly seasoned breading offsets that essence just right making the flavor combo is tough to rival.
It was an unseasonably cold and windy Friday. Spring had sprung although with the snow flurries in the air it felt anything but. We nestled into our favorite local tavern for a bite and no sooner had our fish arrived than the snow dissipated and the sun burst through the clouds. Was it just a coincidence? I think not... Mother Nature seemingly knew a walleye fillet of this magnitude could not be eaten under less than ideal circumstances and adjust accordingly. This fillet was a thing of beauty, and probably the best Madison has to offer in 2018.
Over the course of the last six weeks we'd enjoyed the bluegill and the walleye at the Villa so it was only fitting that we returned for the signature Lake Perch. This is likely the best perch anywhere on the planet, and it shares the same scrumptious breading as all the others. It is always moist and flaky and this time they were massive - 4 fillets to the oder instead of the usual 5 or 6.
It doesn't matter what day you visit or which freshwater fish you get at the Villa, it will always be perfectly fried and incredibly delicious. It will also always come with some expertly fried skin-on fries, a spectacular thick and creamy tartar, some cool and creamy coleslaw, and grandma's soft and fresh dinner roll. It will be a meal you will remember forever, and one you will long for until you come back the next Friday...and the next Friday...and the next Friday...and the next...
2302 Packers Avenue
Madison, WI 53704