Yesterday my mum and I went to Brussels for a couple of hours. The trip was inspired by a recent post I had read on Suze's blog. It was a brief but fun excursion. I always enjoy spending time in Belgium's capital city. 

I've been a fan of Kyle McLachlan ever since I've seen him in Blue Velvet. I'm already eagerly anticipating the upcoming Twin Peaks episodes. 

While we were walking through the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, my mum pointed out this restaurant. We had a brief look at the menu and decided to give it a try. 

As we stepped in, I immediately felt as if we had travelled back in time. I loved the art deco setting and authentic feel. 

We then realised that Taverne du Passage is a bib gourmand restaurant, which instantly raised our expectations. While no one greeted or seated us, we just helped ourselves. Once we had got hold of a waiter (a very charming one I must say!), everything went smoothly. 

I had the saumon à l'unilatérale

My mum ordered mussels.

Of course I had to have chips.  

The lunch was truly wonderful because of the great food, setting and service. Also, I don't often eat out with my mum (just the two of us), let alone abroad, so it was a bit of a special occasion. 


As you may have noticed, I have changed the name of my blog. As this is a (very) personal blog, I feel that my first name is more appropriate as a title. As the dot com version was already taken, I decided to go for dot co, which I quite like as it makes the address even shorter. I was a bit nervous about the change as I had never done it before (scared to lose my old posts) but luckily it went well!



  1. Violette19.11.16

    Brussels looks so nice and the food too!


  2. Coco Cami19.11.16

    Great post, thanks for sharing. lovely photographs :)

    Camille xo


  3. Well done on the change, I love it as well and is more "you"! And Brussels must be very beautiful, especially during this time of the year. How nice u had the chance to go with your mom, must have been very sweet and special. Happy weekend Anouk! xo

  4. Wow, having major travel envy right now! Those pictures are beautiful and Brussels looks adorable. Sounds like a nice little trip!


  5. Pamela RG19.11.16

    This is a wonderful outing with your mom in Brussels. The food look so delicous. Your blog name change is good. I'm thinking of doing the same for my blog - to make it more short.

  6. Sounds like it was a nice day trip..I spot the waiter in one of the pics! ;)
    & I'm glad everything went smoothly with the name change!

  7. Love the new name of your blog and that it worked when transitioning over to the new name =o)
    Brussels is one of my favorite cities to visit in Europe, it's so small and sweet just like it's chocolates =o)


  8. Brussels looks beautiful! I would just eat fries, chocolate and waffles all day haha. The new name definitely works :)

    Jane / deluminators

  9. These photos are amazing! I would love to visit Brussels...it looks like such an interesting place! Also loving the new blog name! :)


  10. La Veine20.11.16

    Beautiful pictures of a lovely place! Your blog keeps getting more and more lovely :)


  11. Brussels looks like such a beautiful place! I'd really love to visit someday.

  12. Edita Lozovska20.11.16

    Beautiful adventure, Anouk ;)


  13. Looks like you and your mum had a lovely day trip to Brussels. Congratulations on the name change. It's simple and you :)

  14. Allie Mackin21.11.16

    Oh this sounds like a great escape, and as usual your photos are wonderful. I hope Brussels is doing better then the rest of the world.

    Allie of

  15. kenza dwn22.11.16

    Congratzzzzz on the new name ! It fits better you're right. :)

    Brussel is such a lovely city to wander for the weekend, and there waffleeeeeeeees !!!

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.co.uk/

  16. So pleased you had a wonderful time, I must try the Taverne du Passage sometime


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