Food and Produce
Whether in Wallonia, Flanders or Brussels you will always be able to enjoy a wide array of regional specialties, typical dishes or world class gastronomy. There is some superb produce and enough quality restaurants bistros and cafés serving the best every season has to offer. The art of hospitality is in fact as much an essentia
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This is your basic guide to contemporary day-to-day Belgian cuisine. Not every dish here is 100% authentic but they all are an indispensable part of Belgium’s culinary culture. You’ll find them served at many local restaurants, bistros and brasseries. A couple of them are even listed on our beer recipe page.
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We would not be dedicating a whole page to this subject if it wasn’t worth it, but Belgium has one of the highest
densities of Michelin starred restaurants in Europe, and by extension, the world. The Belgian food and hospitality industry at almost all levels is superb and one
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Detailed information about Belgian food, fresh and seasonal produce plus the many regional specialities, both savoury and sweet; including Belgian chocolates of course.
Chocolate is of such importance in Belgium that it deserves its own page. Chocolate has many creators but, with the possible exception of Switzerland, there is only one country on the face of the planet that has such a passionate and deep-rooted love affair with chocolate as Belgium does. After beer chocolate is the nation’s int
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The Memory Returns, as 'CATS' comes to the Kursaal Ostend
OSTEND - Ostend is one of those places that keeps having to reinvent itself. Blame those tides. Not those plying the beach, though – those of history. They have made a habit of sweeping back in ... [ more ]
Midnight Love: Walking in the Footsteps of Marvin Gaye
OSTEND - As a washed-up, drug-haunted American soul-legend, where would you go to clean up, get fit and reconnect with your musical soul? Possibly not (for all its charms) Ostend in the grip of winter.
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Oerbier is the Dolle Brouwers flagship beer. It was their first commercialized beer and has been in production since 1980. The name refers to the pure origin of the beer as well as... [ more ]
Westvleteren Blond - The lightest beer of the Sint-Sixtus family, when confined to its bottle, only to be recognized by the green cap topping it off. This is the beer that the monk... [ more ]
Dulle Teve is a West-Flemish term - more juicy Belgian dialect, most of the time only understood by those who speak it. And when we talk Belgian beer, the West produces some of the... [ more ]
Special Extra Export Stout, as the name rather obviously reveals, was created for the export market. This request came from the brewery’s US distributor.
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Westvleteren 8 is 12’s little and lesser known brother. It’s sadly also sometimes less appreciated, and is said by some to be the least popular (recognised by its blue bottle cap) ... [ more ]
The prestigious Christmas beer from Esen, as well as the second and last seasonal brews the Dolle Brouwers produce. Stille Nacht translates rather easy and clearly as 'Silent Night... [ more ]