Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Taste of Belgium

Aoife, Brugge

The Husband and I escaped to Brugge for a couple of days at the end of August. I had envisaged pottering around canals and plenty of breaks for nice beers. Well, we certainly tried out many tasty beers. My favourite being the cold Belle-Vue Kriek beer (pictured above) after a long trek up the 366 steps of the Belfry and around the windmills.

What I wasn't expecting was to have the best breakfast of my life. We stayed at Nuit Blanche guesthouse owned and run by the artist David De Graef. The building was originally a 15th Century tannery and our romantic room boasted an impressive gothic fireplace and original stained glass windows.

I could go on forever about this wonderful guesthouse but I need to focus on the breakfast. We chose to have our breakfast in David's studio on both mornings (you can also have it delivered to your room). I wasn't sure what to expect but sitting down to a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice put my mind at rest. Three courses later we had worked through fresh fruit, homemade yoghurt, goat's cheese wrapped in crispy bacon, omelette, bruschetta and pancakes. I think I spent most of that day looking forward to the next morning's breakfast. We are definitely going back.


  1. Wow, that looks amazing, I want some of those pancakes right now!