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Vrijmoed, Ghent, Belgium, lunch

Pork belly with pork cheek, carrot puree, jus, pomme puree, spinach, carrot, Vrijmoed, Ghent

Menu from a lunch at the recently opened Vrijmoed in Ghent, Belgium, whose chef, Michael Vrijmoed, was previously the sous chef at the three Michelin-starred Hof van Cleve (Read my Ghent food picks here): Cucumber and leek canapés Leek soup with parmesan cappuccino, chives, crumbs and spring onion a la plancha Radish carpaccio with crab, apple sauce Poached…

De Vitrine, Ghent, Belgium, dinner

lettuce, Venus clams, weisaus, De Vitrine, Ghent

Menu from a dinner at De Vitrine (casual dining concept of the one Michelin-starred In De Wulf‘s Kobe Desramaults) in Ghent, Belgium (rough English translations bold and in brackets) (Read my food picks from Ghent here): [terrine of jellied pig’s head, gherkins, mustard, bread] Kropsla, venusschelp, weisaus (lettuce, Venus clams, weisaus) Gerookte kuit, koolrabi, dragon (Smoked roe, kohlrabi,…

Volta, Ghent, Belgium, lunch

Beetroot salad, Volta, Ghent

Menu from a the set lunch at Volta in Ghent, Belgium, (whose head chef is Olly Ceulenaere, a member of the Flemish Foodies) which is set out as four snacks followed by a main course (Read my food picks from Ghent here): Ham, Ghent mustard Beetroot and baby onion Chicken Caesar salad Tartare and herb…

Catch by Simonis, The Hague, lunch

Oyster platter, Catch by Simonis, The Hague

Menu from a lunch at Catch by Simonis in The Hague, with dishes split into tasting portions: Gazpacho Oyster platter Peeled prawns, fried Spanish style Grilled sardines Tuna nigiri Wagyu carpaccio Grilled squid Pan-fried monkfish Pan-fried seabass Beef steak with ratatouille I stopped by Catch by Simonis after a cycling tour around The Hague. The…

Carlton Ambassador Hotel Vegetarian Butcher dinner

Gazpacho with spring vegetables and tuna rouleau, Carlton Hotel, The Hague

Menu from a dinner at Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague, Netherlands with ingredients from The Vegetarian Butcher (all “meat” dishes were vegetarian substitutes) (Read my food picks from The Hague here): Beetroot macaroons, goat’s cheese, green apple purée Smoked eel salad, strained yoghurt with horseradish and sweet and sour cucumber Albaizar Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain…

Seppe Nobels Restaurant at Graanmarkt 13 dinner

Tasting honey in comb, Graanmarkt 13, Antwerp, Belgium

Menu from a private dinner at Seppe Nobels Restaurant at Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp, Belgium, with dinner specially prepared by Seppe Nobels (Read my food picks of Antwerp here): [Belgian sparkling wine] Green beans, cucumber, white tail, yellow beans, spring onion sushi with caviar, radish, green apple, yellow beans Oysters, mango, horse radish, honey, mango…

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