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Laurent Gerbaud, Brussels BE

Tweet Laurent Gerbaud Chocolates – Fig, Rhubarb, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Almond, Cocoa Nib, Speculoos Chocolate Almond Brioche, Brownie Kugelhopf Serving as a send-off to Belgium, plane set to leave just twelve hours later, Laurent Gerbaud was selected largely based on location … Continue reading

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Chez Albert, Bruges BE

Tweet Chez Albert Liege Waffle with Chantilly and Chocolate *The* go-to for Liege Waffles in Bruges, and perhaps Belgium as a whole, it was having passed Chez Albert in favor of Go.fre on Tuesday that I noted the small storefront’s … Continue reading

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De Jonkman, Bruges BE

Tweet De Jonkman Crisp Cannelloni with Carrots and 5-Spice, Beet Root with Tzatziki and Cucumber, Eel with Sour Cream and Peas Chicken Stew in Aspic on Toast with Fennel, Goose Liver Mousse with Cumin, Mushroom and Quail Egg Croquette Whole … Continue reading

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Chocolatier Dumon, Bruges BE

Tweet Chocolatier Dumon Assorted Chocolates, Marzipan, Caramels, Truffles Located down a small staircase in the winding tourist streets of Bruges, Chocolatier Dumon finally answered the question of where was best to acquire gifts for friends back home after a relatively … Continue reading

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Patisserie Academie, Bruges BE

Tweet Patisserie Academie Coffee Almond Croissant and Bread Pudding Chocolate Wrapped Éclair Mille Feuille Chocolate Apricot Tart Cherry Pastry Getting away from the tighter medieval part of Bruges, streets opening up and more populated by locals than travelers, Patisserie Academie … Continue reading

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Le Funambule, Brussels BE

Tweet Le Funambule Liege Waffle with Chantilly and Speculoos A quick-fire Gaufre and Pancake shop directly next to the unimpressive Manneken Pis, Le Funambule seems to be one of ‘those’ places tourists get lured into as a simple result of … Continue reading

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Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Brussels BE

Tweet Aux Merveilleux de Fred The Incroyable – Meringue, speculoos biscuit, whipped cream coated with shaved white chocolate The Impensable – Meringue, coffee whipped cream coated with crystallized coffee meringue The Merveilleux – Meringue, chocolate whipped cream coated with shavings … Continue reading

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Maison Antoine, Brussels BE

Tweet Maison Antoine Small Frites with House Tartare Fricadelle Shrimp Croquette / Cheese Croquette Beyond frustrated by Bouchery’s refusal to seat me due to a “mistake,” the name clearly in the online reservation system but not in the paper ledger … Continue reading

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Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem BE

Tweet Hof Van Cleve Non-Alcoholic Infusion of Ginger, Rhubarb, Herbs Beer Bread, Baguette, Country, Focaccia, 100% Spelt with Local Farmhouse Butter and Salted Bordier Select Carrot Ginger Cappuccino Crisps – Grey Shrimp, Curry, Mimolette / Skate Wing, Benne, Herbs Wagyu … Continue reading

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Brian Joyeux, Brussels BE

Tweet Brian Joyeux Coffee Macaron Strawberry Financier Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookie Kugelhopf Vanilla Brioche Pudding Caramel Chocolate Fondant Apricot Tart Baba Au Rhum Located on upscale Congresstraat in Brussels, and home to pastries that many consider to be the best … Continue reading

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La Fleur du Pain, Ixelles BE

Tweet La Fleur du Pain Triple Chocolate Bread Chocolate Snail Pear Tart Cherry Tart Apricot Cream Pastry Single Baked Almond Croissant Double Baked Almond Croissant Located on Place Eugene Flagey, a location more rapidly accessible by foot during the morning … Continue reading

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L’Air du Temps, Eghezee BE

Tweet L’Air du Temps Onion cereal Crisp and Fennel water Bouquet from the Garden, Samjang, Hazelnut Butter Potato and Tarama / Mushrooms and Indian Cress Sourdough Cereal Bread with local butter and butter with ponzu Peas and Polenta, Granny Smith … Continue reading

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Waffle Factory, Brussels BE

Tweet Waffle Factory Liege with Melted Chocolate Brussels with Speculoos Ice Cream Although the Brussels Waffle and Gaufre Liege can be found on any number of streets in most of Belgium’s major cities, it was Waffle Factory and its several … Continue reading

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Jean-Philippe Darcis, Brussels BE

Tweet Jean-Philippe Darcis Assorted Chocolates, Marzipan, Caramels Macarons – Speculoos, Almond Milk, Pistachio, Cassis Oddly labeled as BS40, the shop at Rue Au Beurre 40 apparently now selling more than just Chocolates from Darci’s, it was after a touristy walk … Continue reading

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Sea Grill, Brussels BE

Tweet Sea Grill Shrimp, Lemon Balm, White Cheese Codfish Espuma with Red Pepper and Onion Cod with Goose Liver Croquette, Hazelnut, Cauliflower Mousseline Carpaccio of Salmon, Oyster Cream, Kaffir Lime Red Wine, Olive, Beer, Country, Wheat, Baguette with Butter and … Continue reading

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Patisserie de Baere, Woluwe-St-Lambert BE

Tweet Patisserie de Baere Almond Croissant Sfogliatelle Caramelized Raisin Pastry Raspbery Hazelnut Tart Coffee Éclair Cherry Financier Cassis Financier Bostock Told by some that Patisserie de Baere was “worth the traffic,” an early morning drive from the hotel moving at … Continue reading

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Patisserie Goossens, Woluwe-St-Pierre BE

Tweet Patisserie Goossens Cherry Pastry Almond Croissant Pain Au Chocolat Custard Filled Éclair Gateau Chocolat Poire Frangipane Tart Another family-owned Boluangerie and Patisserie, it was to Avenue Jules de Trooz 25 in Woluwe-St-Pierre that the GPS was set after a … Continue reading

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In de Wulf, Dranouter BE

Tweet In de Wulf Elderflower Sparkling Soda, Quince, Juniper Sorrel, Chicken – Skin, Mousse, Ivy, Rhubarb Radish, Goat’s Cheese Celeriac, Nasturtium Dogfish, Young Peas, Egg – Walnut Oil, Verbena, Vinegar House Sourdough, Hand Churned Butter, Rapeseed Oil, Salt Cauliflower, Buttermilk … Continue reading

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Go.fre, Bruges BE

Tweet Go.fre White Chocolate with Pistachio Honey Chocolate with Hazelnuts Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Crisps Updating Gaufre Liege, the famous waffles made with pearl sugar found on any number of Belgian streets, may seem a fool’s folly given the traditions … Continue reading

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Lizzie’s Wafels, Bruges BE

Tweet Lizzie’s Wafels Belgian Waffle – House Molten Chocolate, House Whipped Cream Located in Bruges with recent fame for its “Extra Large Homemade Waffles,” Lizzie’s Wafels at Sint Jakobsstraat 16 seems almost American in its concept and with a mostly-English … Continue reading

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