This weekend of the 7th and 8th of October, our gourmet supermarket celebrated its place the haute cuisine history of the capital over the last 70 years. On this occasion, various suppliers and producers attended, giving presentations and setting up tasting stands inside that fine establishment.
To warm your hearts and bellies, Brussels Ketjep chose to set up outside its headquarters, to welcome the curious and the voracious. And what better dish than Belgian chips cooked on the spot, accompanied by our sauces? Indeed, the success of this all-too ephemeral cook-off was superb, with stocks running out early Sunday afternoon.
But, salty fries can make you thirsty… So we had the idea of turning to the stand of Dikkenek beer, made by the Belgoo brewery. Not far away, Flagrants Délices offers us a taste of beef jerky with a nice dark Bertinchamp. Where else can a Belgian beer make it possible to improve upon the most popular snacks of the USA, Africa, and Asia?
Those with the heartiest appetites could then turn to the stand of the Viva M’boma restaurant, a real institution in Brussels. There, Chef Olivier Vanklemput officiated, offering traditional dishes, most made with offal. These oft-forgotten ingredients remain no less noble, and often garnish the fine prepared dishes on Rob’s shelves.
To conclude, a sweet finale was called for! The famous Maison Dandoy prepared its famous speculoos biscuits, while Xavier Rennotte showed the public how to collect tasty honey directly from the hive without disturbing the dear little bees. Perfect, as it included learning by tasting. Emi & Lou also sampled their new jam recipes with the speculoos, and Papabubble made their sweets right under our child-like eyes.