The Mussels From Brussels

Gotta hand it to the Belgians, they sure do know their mussels. This Brasserie in Brussels ranks as one of the best seafood experiences I’ve had in recent memory.

I let out a sigh of relief and felt a bit of excitement as we walked through the door – it had an old-world, homey cafe atmosphere with lots of wood, banquette chairs, and white apron-clad waiters. It felt authentic without being stuffy. Loved it!

We got the fresh oysters to start, and naturally mussels, which came swimming in a delicious soup of white wine. With a plateful of thick Belgian fries on the side it was a satisfying experience all around.

Suffice it to say, the overall experience were fantastic. Scheltema actually was our second choice as by circumstance the first one, a mere ten meters away, was already booked. It’s a testament to their food that I didn’t even wonder what the other restaurant would have been like – they were that good. Glad to know there’s at least one place I can go to if I’m back in the Belgian capital.

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