Friday, 11 November 2016

Bridge Brasserie, Ghent

 Belgium is famous for many things, it is home to some of the world's most amazing beers, producers of the finest chocolates in the world, they have the best tasting waffles and in case you don't know, "French" fries originated here. Surely there is more to it than that. As we continued on our exploration of Ghent we sampled some of its best traditional local cuisine. A short walk from Saint Bavo Cathedral is Bridge Brasserie, this restaurant serves a variety of delicious, traditional Belgian cuisine. It's so easy to fall in love with Belgian food as it is simple, 
comforting and a bit rustic too.

Meal won't be complete without Belgian beer.

Bread and Frites (fries)

Shrimp Croquettes
Belgians love their croquettes and theirs are certainly different and a lot better than the ordinary stuffed with potatoes that we usually see. These traditional croquettes often come with shrimp or creamy cheese fillings. 

Gentse Stoverij
Stewed beef cooked with brown local beer rather than wine gives it a stronger, richer and earthier taste. 

This hearty casserole usually comes with frites for dipping.

Gentse Waterzooi, named after the city where it originated.
The original dish is often made of fish, but these days chicken is more likely to be served. It is made with vegetable stock thickened with egg yolks and cream then vegetables like celery, leeks, carrots, potatoes and onions are added. This Flemish stew is said to have been the favourite dish of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, 
who was born in Ghent.

Entrecote Beef with Garlic Butter
Basically it's a boneless ribeye.

Jaw-dropping Flemish architecture too beautiful not to share.

Bridge Brasserie
Sint-Baafsplein 21, 9000 Gent
+32 9 223 61 67

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