I exchange my wine tickets for some sparkly and red Bordeaux wines and listened in for a few minutes at a presentation about the region; where the speaker made a valuable point: ” Bordeaux wines are thought of to be expensive and granted some are but most of the 60some appellations are very affordable good wines.”
My fave Brussels outdoor foodfest is finally here: Eat Brussels! I bought my tickets way back in May to take advantage of the discount but also not to stand inline too long.
It was beautiful sunny on Thursday and Friday but i was not able to make, so i had to put on the rainwear and get out there on Saturday but i managed to mis major showers.
Basic principles are: you can taste bordeaux wines for free and you buy jetons to exchange for tasting-dishes from a restaurant or represented region.
They changed location from Bois de la Cambre to Parc de Bruxelles, which i understand must be to attract more tourists or passerby’s but i missed those gorgeous lake views.
The Beduin tents allure you immediately to taste the wine. A quick study of the park map: what wine and what restaurant is where, and off i go.
I always stop at “La Truffe Noire” for the mandatory scrambled eggs and potatoes with truffle and the carpaccio bun with truffle – delish!
Wiping my drool of my mouth at “Eclairs et Gourmandises” booth, i got a Paris Brest eclair and a tenderness of peer and ginger to go – what a threat!
I missed the spectacular lake views, i won’t lie, especially when you’re in the food-tents, you don’t even know you are in a park. I think there was a lot of plastic covering it all; it would ve been better in some wooden containers or some more integrated greener structures, a bit disappointing.