Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Aperitif at the 'Grande Place'

Walking around Brussels will make you thirsty. If you're looking for a nice and typical place to have a pre-luncheon drink or one of the 400 Belgian beers, an Irish coffee (very popular) of just a coke or a plain glass of water, drop in at the 'Chaloupe d'Or' (golden rowing boat) on the Grande Place.  

 Cosy interior of the 'Chaloupe d'Or'.

It's not cheap, because in this district nothing is. But the atmosphere is great, with an open fire place, burning winter and summer, a lot of wood and antique objects. 

This is the aperitif that I had at the Grande Place in Brussels last Friday. Does anyone have an idea what's in it? It's sightly bitter-sweet,  fizzy and utterly refreshing. By the way, the green bit is a slice of cucumber!

P.S. The day before yesterday I forgot to ask you which legend you favour about Manneken Pis:  the fuse or the witch's curse?


chm said...

The fuse! Of course! It is so much more manly than the reaction of an angry witch.

ladybird said...

chm, You surprise me! I thought you would have gone for the less factual version ;). Martine