Lately we had seen some really nice Instagram pictures of ‘Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe’, a brand new hotel that had just opened in Brussels. And guess what a couple of weeks later we received a very special invitation to discover this hotel. It must have been our lucky day!
At just a stone’s throw from cosy Arnhem lies the beautiful Groot Warnsborn estate. A winding road takes you past forests and gardens and through an impressive driveway to a stately white building. The perfect place for a quiet, stylish dinner with the necessary class.
In the middle of cosy Utrecht lies a beautifully quiet oasis, a monumental building that houses a 5-star hotel and various culinary concepts. Let’s discover Restaurant Karel V in Utrecht.
Gastronomic enjoyment at Fleur de Sel in Kasterlee
Our visit to Fleur de Sel in Kasterlee is the perfect proof that word-of-mouth advertising works best. A series of beautiful dishes on Instagram, a lot of good reviews online and one of our acquaintances Jürgen, who has already been there 30 (!) times already, made us put this address on top of our wish list. The fact that the restaurant turned out to be open on Mondays – which is the standard closing day for most restaurants – encouraged us to make a reservation immediately. Let’s just start off the week with an afternoon of gastronomic enjoyment. Just because we can 🙂
A complete experience with great food, sleeping and enjoyment under one roof. You will be pampered in the hotel, restaurant and bar, in the middle of Antwerp.
The Flemish Ardennes are a real paradise for cyclists and hikers, but also for foodies. In Brakel you will find restaurant “De Vijf Seizoenen” (the five seasons), where you can spoil your taste buds. We followed the beautiful landscape to this place for a long lazy Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.
About six months ago, we were enchanted by the charms of Andalusia. With its beautiful nature, hospitality and tasty food, this region has conquered our hearts. A place where we could find all these assets was Casa Piolas in Algarinejo. The restaurant and tapas bar team welcomes guests from far and near with love and enthusiasm. And that is something you can really taste! Read more
Do you want to enjoy gastronomic food at a triple A location? Then restaurant ‘t Zilte is the place to be. There are few places that appeal as much to the imagination as the top floor of the MAS in Antwerp, and even more if you know that you are not only spoiled with breathtaking views, but here, your taste buds too will be taken care of.
Rolling landscapes, picturesque towns and lots of green, that is all it takes to make us feel we are on the other side of the language barrier. You don’t even have to drive that far and BAM, you will get an instant holiday feeling. As relaxation and delicious culinary enjoyment are the perfect combination, today’s final destination is the renovated restaurant ‘Le Coq aux Champs’* in Soheit-Tinlot. Hungry and curious? Check!
Innesto Restaurant in Houthalen guarantees sophisticated cuisine with a good balance of taste. During the “Jong Keukengeweld-actie” (The Young Kitchen Talent Campaign), young chef Koen Verjans invites young people between the age of 18 and 30 to taste extraordinary, casual, stylish and creative gastronomy. Enjoy!
To fans of creative cuisine chef Danny Vanderhoven will certainly be no stranger. He exchanged his restaurant in Rekem for another one in a new building about two years ago. And one with class, that is the least you can say, as the beautiful location of the Terhills hotel in Maasmechelen matches perfectly with the style and richness of Danny’s kitchen. That’s our conclusion after a nice, relaxing lunch in the restaurant. The perfect way to start a weekend away.
Easter! Another day full of culinary pleasure. Whether it’s a brunch or a feast with lots of chocolate, we just love it. This year we found the most beautiful chocolate creation at Patisserie Manus in Brasschaat/Kapellen. We’re still not sure we’ll dare to eat it or not. 🙂 Read more
Welcome at restaurant Nuance in Duffel. Stylish, tasteful and personal. Three basic elements that characterize and make restaurant Nuance a place worth to visit.
The more color, the healthier. Or so I’m told. This salad with salmon, fennel, snow pea and pomegranate is a winner in any case! We have used salmon marinated in Gin & Tonic for a change, creating a very subtle sharpness and bitterness, but as the rest of the dish is filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, this little sin will certainly be forgiven. 🙂 Read more
Winter is the perfect season to prepare something with beetroot. Not just because they are easy to find then, but also because they add color to your dish, something we all can use when everything looks gray and dreary outside.
Next to that, we have decided to work with two other ingredients to get an extra summer boost. Salads and edible flowers make us eagerly look forward to spring. A real boost for the mind and for the taste buds, as edible flowers have in fact heaps of flavor and are therefore much more than just a decorative element. Therefore, you should definitely taste the flowers if you plan to use them in a dish. They can really make or break the whole experience, depending on the rest of the ingredients and whether they fit or not.
The third main element in our preparation is goat cheese. We have chosen a soft artisanal goat cheese from Holland made by De Bokkesprong. These cheese makers use the milk of goats from their own stable, trying to work as natural as possible.
“Now where is that recipe?” you will probably think. Well, there are not a lot of instructions for the preparation. Just add all elements together in a bowl and season everything. That’s it, really. 🙂 Below you will find the list of ingredients.
- Mixed salad
- Colored, cooked beets
- Soft, fresh goat cheese to crumble
- Edible flowers
- CressOlive oil
- Pepper and fleur de sel
Tip of the Day: Select a beautiful bowl and do not just keep it for special occasions. A simple salad like this one will taste extra delicious when presented beautifully. We have used a bowl from the Pure-collectie of Pascale Naessens for Serax.