Brussels is not only the capital of Europe but also the capital of gastronomy. Belgian specialities that you should not omit trying are:
- Rabbit cooked with prunes
- Asparagus a la flamande
- Tartar steak with belgian fries (filet americain)
- Endive gratin
- Chicken stew (waterzooi)
- Mussels with belgian fries
- Bread with white cheese and a beer
- Croquettes of small shrimp
Of course, Brussels is also known for its hundreds of different kinds of beer. From light beers to darker ones, there will be no one left without having found a beer to suit his taste. Even fruity flavours are available on beers! Besides the beer, Brussels is full of chocolate houses, since chocolate is one of the key products in Belgium. Anything you can imagine made exclusively by the best chocolate chefs in the country and the best quality of chocolate you have ever tasted.
Restaurants we suggest
Amadeus | Rue Veydt 13
This restaurant is ideal for those who want to enjoy a romatic dinner under the candle light. The restaurant is housed in a former sculptor's studio. The menu includes dishes for vegeterians and bruch is served every Sunday.
Bonsoir Clara | Rue Antoine Dansaert 22
Sophisticated menu based on the traditional belgian receipts but with also influences from the Italian and Asian cuisine. Specialties of the restaurant include caramelised duck, fresh fish and grilled lamb. The wall of the back room of the restaurant is completely covered with stained glass.
Comme Chez Soi | 23 Pl. Rouppe
This is the most french restaurant in Brussels. As a result you need to reserve a table in advance especially on a Friday or Saturday night. It has been awarded with 3 Michelin stars and it is known that the chef tries to make his best of all the dishes served. The menu is changing daily.
De l'Ogenblik | Galerie des Princes 1
Marble covered tables and sophisticated meals are the main ingredients of success of this restaurant. The atmosphere is cosy and friendly and there is a wide selection of wines in reasonable prices to choose from.
Le Pain et le Vin | Chaussee d'Alsemberg 812A
This minimal restaurant offers rather simple meals. The emphasis is given on fresh ingredients in all dishes and in the variety of sauces used in each different dish. There is an excellent menu for vegeterians also.
Cafe of hotel Metropole | Place de Brouckere
This cafe gives you the idea of the famous cafes in the past during the renaissance period.
The Falstaff | Rue Henri Maus
This cafe is worth a visit. The interior is an Art deco creation that causes admiration.