Auberge Du Pecheur: a lovely restaurant near Ghent

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A while ago, I went to the lovely restaurant Auberge du Pecheur near Ghent.

I loved it so much I had to share it with you.

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Cheeky Monkey Gastropub: My favorite place in Malta

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I just got back from a great holiday in Malta with the boyfriend. It was nice to change environments and just relax for a while. We visited many places, saw incredible buildings and – of course – ate lots of yummy meals. But one place will stay on my mind forever: Cheeky Monkey Gastropub. We were in Malta for 5 days and we’ve been there every single day. Can you believe it?! So yeah, Cheeky Monkey definitely is my favorite place on the island 😉

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Dinner at Hofstede de Blaak

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A little while ago we went to Tilburg, The Netherlands. Dinner spot that evening was Hofstede de Blaak. I won’t waste too many words. Let’s take a culinary walk together;)

This is how the building and the terrace looks like:

We started with two appetizers. The one on the right is a tomato-chorizo appetizer. the one on the left has fresh herring in it.

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Our fantastic dinner at Cucina Marangon

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A couple of weeks ago, the boyfriend and I were invited by my parents to go to dinner at Cucina Marangon. It’s a fantastic Italian restaurant in Turnhout, Belgium. No. No pizza or spaghetti bolognaise… It’s a very classy restaurant. Once you go black Cucina Marangon, you can’t go back! 😉

Why we went to this restaurant? Because my parents had something to celebrate: Their 25th Marriage Anniversary! 😀 Hip Hip Hooray!

Let me walk you through our great evening. I do have to apologize for not having pictures of the delicious appetizers because we couldn’t keep our hands off… Sorry!

I’m also very sorry for the bad quality of my pictures. I forgot my camera and since the restaurant is so cozy, it’s difficult to take good pictures. If you have any tips or tricks to fix that, please let me know 🙂

I do have a picture of this mini pizza appetizer which was great!

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Let’s start our 5 courses menu 🙂 My mom and the boyfriend took the adapted wines. I sticked with water and my dad (our driver) had a special ‘Bob arrangement’ :p That meant he could take a sip of every wine ^^

Starter Cucina Marangon

Course 1: Tuna | Pumpkin coulis | French dressing from pine nuts | Beans

Pasta

Course 2: Tagliolini Vongole

Risotto

Course 3: Risotto with rabbit, truffle & vanilla

Oh man. I LOVE Risotto and this one was soooo good! Yumm!

Duck

Main Course: Duck with polenta croquettes

My two favorite meats: rabbit and duck. Lucky me! 😀

Dessert

Dessert: Soufflé Glacé Marsala

A yummy trio with amarena cherries 🙂 I especially liked the tiramisu with this cherry (the one on the left)

And as if that wasn’t enough:

Cookies

Homemade Cookies!

Was it good? No. It was great! 😀

Look at this glass of wine, it’s insanely big! Our friendly sommelier told us it fits a whole bottle… Can you believe it 😮

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If you ever get the chance to go to Cocina Marangon, please go there. You won’t regret 😉

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx Sarah

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De Statie: expert in second chances

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Last week, the boyfriend and I wanted to try a restaurant in our neighbourhood, De Statie. Our visit didn’t really go the way we had hoped it would be…

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On Tuesday, we went to De Statie. It was hot and we didn’t feel like cooking. I suggested to go and try the restaurant I pass by almost every single day. The building looks incredible so I really wanted to go there.

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Bolle & Co

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A little while ago, my parents took me to a still undiscovered restaurant in Stabroek, Belgium. Undiscovered for us, that is.

It looks small on the outside and when you enter the restaurant it looks like a tiny, cosy place. But if you walk a little further, you’ll find a bigger room with lovely furniture and some awesome decorations!

  
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Tout Bon in Brussels

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I went to Brussels last week for a little trip.
I decided to randomly walk around. Left, right, left, right, …
Some places were familiar but most of them weren’t.

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I arrived at the business side of Brussels by the time my stomach warned me for noon.
Yes, there are snack bars in that area. But I wanted to try something different than a sandwich.
At first I thought I had to go back to the center because all I saw were little restaurants and I didn’t feel like spending much. I didn’t even had that much money with me.

After a few left and right turns, I arrived at a square. It was right in front of the European Commission.
Many little (and bigger) restaurants surrounded the square.
I searched for something a bit more budget friendly and there it was: Tout Bon.
It looked nice so I went inside. Why I decided that fast to go there? Because it was raining!

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If you enter the store, it looks a bit like Le Pain Quotidien. Wooden interior, a little bakery section in front and a large table. I know, Le Pain Quotidien has more large tables than Tout Bon. But I didn’t really mind, I was all alone after all.

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So I found myself a table near by the bakery section. What did you expect 😉

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On my other side was a big wall of juices, jams and chocolate pastes.

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I took a slice of bread with smoked salmon. It was delicious! Just the right amount of butter on it. YUM.

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My tea made me feel nicely warm inside. I had plenty of time so I enjoyed my lunch while it was raining harder and harder outside. I imagined me sitting there several times per week to write my blogs. I know that would be awesome. All I did now was read the newspapers on my tablet while sipping my tea.

If you visit Brussels, pay it a visit. You don’t have to eat there, you can just buy some of those delicious chocolate pastes 😉
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Have a delicious day ❤
xxx Sarah

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