E is for Evere – Commune Dinners in Brussels

It is good to be back taking each Brussels commune by culinary storm …

Next up, we went to Evere. I have to admit in my many years as a resident of this 19 commune European capital I have probably been to Evere … once. So I was curious to discover just a little bit more about this commune.

Commune facts – Evere

  • the name of the commune comes from the Celtic ‘Everna’;
  • it is a very ‘young’ commune, the average age of the Everoise being 39;
  • the commune became famous in the 19C for its ‘witloof’ that very Belgian veggie, the chicory;
  • there is a mill dating back from 1900, now transformed into a food museum;
  • it is one of the Brussels communes where Flemish is the predominant language.

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Culinary discovery – Paradise of India

OK. I am sure you are asking ‘What…?’. Well, in the search for a Evere restaurant we came across very few restaurant suggestions. Either that or our research parameters are all wrong.

So stepping away a bit from the more traditional Belgian restaurants, we chose to go to a more exotic Indian one. Paradise of India. Which was a delicious culinary discovery. I like Indian food at the best of times. When it is fresh, varied and also affordable … I like it even more. The restaurant was full, yet service was quick and very friendly. We ordered mix starters (just because we could not decide from all the delicious options). And then 3 different curries to share.

Don’t get me started about the wine … more the quantity we drank than the quality. What can I say, we were on a roll and we hadn’t seen each other in a long time. First commune dinners reunion after the holidays.

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The food (I mean just look at those naans!), the service, the company … everything was really warm and pleasant. We really enjoyed our time at this restaurant and although it might not be representative of Evere as such … I would not hesitate to go back if in the neighborhood.

All in all from where I stand (live) Evere is still just a bit too far for me to venture out on a week night. But continuing our commune discoveries, a pleasant experience all around. E  … ticked! 

Paradise of India – website

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