Friday, December 10, 2010

Au Vieux Bruxelles : Brussels, Belgium

Au Vieux Bruxelles was in walking distance from our hotel and recommended for their moules frites (mussels and fries).

It turned out to be wonderfully cute and warm in ambiance. The staff was really friendly, despite us walking in around 10:30pm (I believe they close at 11:30)

I opted for a Mort Subite beer, which really surprsised me in its lightness.  It actually almost tasted like an apple cider.

If you shook off the profuse amounts of butter, just lovely, tender, succulent meat.  Yum, one of the more memorable dishes of the entire trip.

Mussels in white wine
The mussels were very nicely cooked, although some of the mussels still with some sand in them.  The accompanying wine-based broth and onion and celery bits fun were a nice to munch on too.

The accompanying fries were also good as well, these tasting more like steak fries and had a much larger potato to batter ratio than the crunchier version at Breydel DeConine.

This was a charming place to come for a later night supper: a relaxed ambiance, friendly service and decent food, certainly a great first meal in Brussels.

Au Vieux Bruxelles
Sint-Bonifaasstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (Map)
02 503 31 11‎

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