In the run-up to New Year I thought it might be time for one last post … on matching food and wine. Yes, I know the invitations have been sent. Yes, I know the menu is all set. But you never know. There might be a wine suggestion or two you find interesting for tomorrow night!
So … Christmas is in 2 days. Which if you are in my household means – presents (still) need to be bought and wrapped and the dinner menu plus who does what needs to be planned. The upside to the chaos is that we have the Christmas music channel on nonstop and we are drinking bubbles.
In the countdown to Christmas (I swear it was March just yesterday!) we want to share with you one more favourite local restaurant – Pin Pon. We have been regulars since the day it opened and granted it took us a while to make the name ‘connection’ … but besides language ‘issues’, it’s been our local hang out ever since.
What do Downtown Abbey, James Bond and The Apprentice all have in common? You guessed it. Gin! Gin is THE drink of the moment. Everyone I know, everyone you know, is drinking variations with gin. This global trend has not gone unnoticed in Belgium either. Brussels has its own gin centric bar. 43% of Belgians* own over 10 different types of gin (wow!).
This post is as much about our lunch at Amen, the new hip Brussels restaurant, as it is about our love of champagne. Yes, the bubbly festive seazon is officially open and in the words of Marlene Dietrich, drinking champagne gives you the impression that every day is Sunday. How can you argue with that?
Hello December! With the game season in full swing and as it is getting a bit colder we decided it is time to open ‘our’ game restaurant season. Of course the next question immediately is: where to go? Usually we head for a long weekend to Durbuy but this year we decided to give Brussels a try. Enter Au Repos des Chasseurs.
Did you hear of the Vini, Birre, Ribelli festival? It all kicks off this weekend. And if the 1st edition is anything to go by, then this year’s edition – which incidentally is hosted in a much larger venue, the Garage Citroen by Yser metro station – will be great.
When you get invited for a lunch at Les Eleveurs, eating food prepared and paired with Aligote wines by Andy de Brouwer, would you: a) say yes immediately, because you love food, are intrigued by Les Eleveurs (although … gasp! … it is not in Brussels) and Bourgogne wines are your favourite? b) decline, because you are on a pre-Christmas diet?