Saturday, 19 November 2016

Brussels


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. 

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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!

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16 comments

  1. Brussels looks so nice and the food too!

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  2. Great post, thanks for sharing. lovely photographs :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  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

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

    Francesca
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  5. 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.

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  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!

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  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)

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


    Jane / deluminators

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

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

    LA VEINE

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

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  12. Edita Lozovska11/20/2016 3:03 pm

    Beautiful adventure, Anouk ;)

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

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  14. 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
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  15. 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/

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

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