No sprouts, but, Brussels, man .... | Rock Candy

Thursday, January 1, 2009

No sprouts, but, Brussels, man ....

Posted By on Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 3:36 PM

I started my excursion in Brussels with a Leffe Noel beer in an ancient guild hall on the central plaza in a town bustling despite the holiday.

Then it was on to a classic Belgian bistro, Roue d'Or, the wheel of gold, a few blocks off the place. The murals were in the style of Magritte; the woodwork art nouveau. The service slow but thoroughly professional.

The food? Oh, man. Hearty and warming on a cold night. There was waterzooi, the classic Belgian dish of stewed chicken with potato, shredded celery and carrot in a voluptuous cream sauce.

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There was a shank of lamb with roasted potatoes in a buttery mustard seed sauce.

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There was a flambeed piece of tarte tatin, after we were disappointed to learn that a dessert made of the city's famous speculoos, or ginger cookies, was sold out.

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There was also a salad of pigs' trotters and vinaigrette on a tangle of curly endive to begin, nutty bread and a carafe of very cheap Lyonnaise wine that went down like Kool-Aid. Heaven is where I was.

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