28 Aug 7 things to eat in Bruges
In bruges you will find a range of waffles with all kinds of toppings. The dough is rich and dense with chunks of pearl sugar that caramelise on the crust when cooked. Add chocolate, whipped cream and fruits and you will never want to leave this town!
2. Chicory gratin
Potato gratin’s got nothing on this typical Belgian dish. Made with endives, each piece is wrapped in a slice of ham, topped with béchamel sauce and blanketed in melted cheese. What’s even better is that this is a main course, not just some side dish!
Chocolate fans will go crazy in Bruges, as it is literally impossible to avoid chocolate shops and chocolate salons. And rightly so! The chocolatiers in Bruges possess endless creativity when it comes to chocolate. You can find it in all different shapes and flavours. It`s safe to say that Bruges` chocolate is your legal drugs to happiness!
4. Mussels and fries
No two foods complement each other better than a big bowl of mussels with a plate of fries. Once you have finished the mussels, the white wine broth that is left in the bottom of the bowl is the best thing to dip your crispy tasty fries in!
If the food doesn’t do it for you, we’re sure the beer will. Bruges has two breweries, "The Half Moon", one of Western Europe`s oldest breweries still active today, and "Bourgogne des Flandres", which opened recently. Enjoying a fresh beer on the terrace, from Flemish reds to lambics, dubbels to blondes, you won’t be able to try them all. But you should definitely try!
6. Steak tartare
This raw national favourite may sound appalling to some outsiders. When served on toast, the locals even affectionately call it “Toast Cannibal”. Nevertheless, it is eaten and enjoyed by many.This dish is made with finely minced ground beef, topped with sauce Americain, and served with fries (of course) and bread. Raw beef is the basis of Steak Tartare. Put aside your skepticism and take a bite, you’ll instantly understand why this is a national favorite!
Hearty Flemish stew, made with locally brewed beer, is served at an array of quaint, Flemish family-run restaurants throughout the city, and is a particular treat on a cold winter evening.