Parks and chocolate and beer, oh my!
Today’s travels took us to a number of public parks. It was great to see so many green spaces and so many people taking advantage of these areas either on their lunch hour or mid afternoon breaks. We started the day at parc cinquantenaire with the beautiful arch, and ended up in parc ambiorix with fountains and fragrant flowers.
We saw the Canadian embassy and home of the EU, Berlymont. We also saw a variety of architecture types all within a few blocks.
On the way home, we stopped at Neuhaus so Anne could have her first taste of belgian chocolate. It did not disappoint 🙂
Somehow yesterday’s belgian waffle did not get posted so I’ve decided to include it here (in all it’s strawberry and chocolate goodness)
Last night’s supper was at an cozy French restaurant, Le coin des artistes. It was such a perfect meal and we talked and laughed until midnight. I had duck breast and roasted vegetables, while Anne had cod with mashed potatoes. The red wine was amazing and the grand dame dessert was light and satisfying.
Tonight Alison made pasta with olive oil, sausage, roasted red pepper and onions. It was delicious. I took some time our to Skype with Stewart on the patio, it’s just a comfy spot.
We went out for after dinner drinks and dessert and had intended to sit outside on a terrace. The thunderstorm sent us inside, but the belle vue framboise beer, Campari and creme brûlée did not disappoint.
Tomorrow we plan to visit a farmers market, do some shopping at Dot and experience Belgian frites!