Brussels' cuisine continues to use recipes which were created in Medieval times, with mustard, vinegar, beer and a wide range of spices. A standard Brussels restaurant menu includes various types of fish, seafood and game. Vegetables are another important element, with potatoes being of primary importance.
Lunchtime and dinnertime in Brussels are quite typical for a northern European country. Lunch is usually eaten around 1 to 3pm, and dinner around 7 to 8pm. Breakfast and dinner are normally quite light, while lunch is considered the most important meal of the day. At lunchtime and in the evening, restaurants usually offer cheap plat du jour deals and fixed-price menus. One great option for a Sunday brunch can be a visit to one of the city's fancy hotels which offer a modestly-priced yet lavish buffet for around 20 Euro per person.
Prices at Brussels' restaurants vary widely. A simple lunch at an informal eatery shouldn't exceed 10 to 13 Euro, while a full dinner with dessert and wine at one of the city's culinary gems can total 200 Euro. Some say that whatever the price range, it's just impossible to eat badly in the capital of Belgium. However, even if you're on a budget it's recommendable to save some money for at least one proper feast in a fine restaurant, for the Brussels' haute cuisine is an experience that can't be missed. For a great overview of local dining options, pick up a free copy of Gourmet at a tourist office. This annually published, comprehensive dining guide to the city rates restaurants in irises, the symbol of Brussels, instead of the conventional stars.
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snunney (81849) 2013-02-01 7:25
A little cold to eat outside on Christmas Day, but inside looks very inviting! Good daily life image; I like the point of view and tonal contrasts. Interesting note.
JFS (32459) 2013-02-01 8:07
Charming corner to eat, so well captured, trademark of the house, i love it!
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-02-01 11:07
charming scenery for a dinner(even if the weather in Belgium in December is not so inviting as in Portugal).Very nice scene.You knew how to present it in the most attractive way and how to convey its unique,kind of intimate mood.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
timecapturer (47486) 2013-02-02 2:30
great originality here in this well chosen POV. Christmas Day dinner here sounds wonderful and you have captured the atmosphere and appeal of the place perfectly. Well done and presented tatalisingly.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-02-02 5:47
Ciao Daniel, lovely nocturne shoot, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
amaryllis (34208) 2013-02-02 6:16
Bonjour à toi
une petite table extérieure qui donne envie que l'on passe un bon moment gastronomique; une invitation? Why not!
On verra une prochaine fois.....smiles
ines8 (6094) 2013-02-02 11:59
Tare frumoasa poza, poate cei doi care stateau la masa sunt intr-o lume numai a lor si de aceea nu ii mai putem vedea....Poate asa arata fericirea perfecta....
Nicou (119507) 2013-02-03 5:41
superbe mini terrasse, merveilleux la table carrée toutes suele dans cette rue avec la belle facade luminuese une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
jcpix (13404) 2013-02-04 17:37
A very inviting scene indeed, I love that any street can be transformed into outdoor dining. Rue des Bouchers has such fantastic appeal and charm that's virtually impossible to resist. For a simple setting, this arrangement speaks to the ambiance of the area and is a wonderful piece of the culture. Great shot!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (48088)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places to eat, Christmas 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 6:29
- Favorites: 1 [view]