God love Belgium for their gynormous individual serving crocks of moules served up with plump crispy frites, a bowl of spiced mayo and your choice of any 6 million beers brewed in this uber tiny country! On a 7 day work trip last week in Antwerp, I racked up enough “Moules Miles” to land me at platinum status. While moules with white wine was lovely & lite for lunch, I had to take it to the next level and graduated to garlic & cream for dinner. Yes, there is Provencal (when feeling naughty) and the national favorite steamed in Duvel, for just about anytime!
Bottom line, there is no wrong choice other than NOT ordering moules & frites!
But that is only lunch, dinner and after the pub fare. What about the rest of the day? How could I survive on only moules & frites 3x a day! What else does this tiny country with 2 too many languages have to offer my tummy and eyes?
I present you with my Belgian visual Feast…
Macaroons for breakfast? Why not? This served along with yoghurt, fresh fruits and enough pastries to give you a triple by pass by lunchtime.
and along came lunch…
There is a serious love affair here with well…wieners. Most are served with amazing cheeses, mustards and fresh-baked breads. Some, just out of a jar. Oh my.
Well, ok, if I must.
Dinner appetizer of choice…a little lovely fried shrimp pate dish called garnaalkroketten served with lemon and parsley.
Of course moules for the main course! Now dessert and then a looooong walk.
A country obsessed with waffles smothered in …well, anything you want but mostly ice cream, whipped cream, nuts or fruit. There is an actual ice cream that is waffle flavored. Yeah, I went with that. Waffle on waffle. Why waffle around? Did I really just write that. Jet lag. Yep.
After eating my way through the week, I thought it a good idea to walk a bit. Join me?
I have a zillion more pics. The country may be small but does not lack in beautiful scenery. Green, lush and straight out of a Flemish painting.
What is your favorite Moules Moment!?