Where does the time fly? We only just shared with you our last commune dinner in Evere … and in the meantime we survived the holiday period, finished one year, started another, set new resolutions. But fear not. Our commune dinner club met again and headed to Forest.
Did you miss us? We have been a bit quiet here, but we are back with another restaurant review. This time we head to Uccle, the southern commune of Brussels, where we enjoy a delicious dinner in Les Petits Bouchons (literal translation – the small corks). What’s in a name?
I know … we all watched the inauguration last evening. Which is why I thought some happy news about our latest restaurant discovery (Humphrey) and our latest immersion into cocktail making (Johnnie Walker) will cheer us all up. Because, without getting into politics, we need a drink a whisky cocktail never hurt nobody.
The thing with resolutions … they tend to be more often than not broken. Take this blog for example. In our first newsletter of the year we promised you 5 (yes, 5!) blog posts in January. Now we have about half of the month to go and so far nothing. Nada. Nix.
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!).