What’s better than a culinary weekend in the French speaking part of Belgium. The green hilly fields, the woods and the charming villages are just the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Géry in Beaumont is one of those places where time seems to be fluid. When you’re enjoying yourself it feels like an endless moment of joy, but on the other hand that feeling goes away way too fast. This beautiful place has a lot to offer: a cosy and classic interior, a warm and friendly service and a decent, gastronomic cooking style.
Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Géry
A gastronomic weekend in Belgium
Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Géry in Beaumont should be on top of your list when planning a culinary weekend in the belgian countryside. No wonder this place has been awarded one Michelin star and a good score in the Gault & Millau guide. The chef, Vincent Gardinal, calls it ‘haute couture gastronomie’: beautiful plates, a kitchen that is always looking to improve, pretty tableware and accessories and very good service. The chef grants an aesthetic and contemporary way of presenting classical recipes, with much respect for local produce and the art of cooking. If one would have to describe the style of Vincent Gardinal in a couple of words, those words could be warm, energetic and generous. The menu is traditional, but by no means old fashioned. The chef is not afraid to experiment with subtle combinations of flavors, textures and colors.
But it’s all about experience at Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Géry, and that point of view is expressed in the elegant setting. The service is warm and smooth. This makes you feel at home right away. And to be honest, with such a nice team, the food always tastes even better.
Tasting Menu ‘Promenade Gourmande’
On the menu you can find different à la carte dishes and several menus. We try the extensive tasting menu with the wine pairing.
To start the culinary journey there are four appetizers, each of them unique and creative.
The first creation is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Rossini with beef, foie gras, mushrooms and roasted pine nuts.
Then there’s a small cake of dried tomatoes, caspicum jelley, marinated zucchini and eggplant caviar.
Rabbit with carrots, orange and coriander is the third appetizer.
Last but not least there’s a beignet of ‘petit gris de Namur’, white beans salad and ‘gibriche’ sauce.
A selection of tasty, crispy bread with local butter is something we always enjoy very much.
The first starter consists of scallops with topinambour, parmesan, truffle, butter and mushrooms.
Coming up next: monkfish, chickpea, parsley, sabayon beurre noisette and capers.
We are also served baked duck liver with with leek, beetroot and passion fruit.
The main course is lamb with black salsify, celery and chestnut.
The selection of cheeses (mostly Belgian specialities) from the trolley is exquisite.
The first sweet dish is made of green apple, honey and coriander.
A unique interpretation of the classic ‘Black Forest cake’ is up next. Flavors of vanilla, red fruits and chocolate are presented in a sophisticated dessert.
Impossible to resist the friandises from the trolley, pure indulgence!
Time to go the bed!
Stay the night in peace and quiet
The four rooms and two suites on the first floor are nice and charming. It’s all comfortable and as it’s very calm in the area you’re sure to enjoy a great night’s sleep. Breakfast is a real treat as well at the Hostellerie, prepared with love and due care by the chef. On the menu: crispy bread, homemade marmalade, local meat and cheeses, yogurt from the farm and fresh fruit juices. And truly the best scrambled eggs we’ve had in years! Just a perfect start of the day. Yes, they definitely know how to spoil their guests here!
Tasty gastronomy, warm and smooth service and a comfortable room to spend the night…. Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Géry in Beaumont is a great address for a culinary weekend in Belgium.