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Gourmet Delights in East Belgium

Enjoy East Belgian hospitality

In East Belgium, enjoyment and hospitality are practised daily. The cuisine of the region goes above all for exquisite taste and the use of local products. The range on offer runs from traditional regional dishes to innovative, top-class cuisine. Discover, experience, enjoy – look forward to a culinary journey through East Belgium! 

Gastronomy in East Belgium

East Belgium is the destination for those who know how to enjoy a good meal. First-class products are the basis of tasty regional cuisine and an impressive gastronomic scene with the very highest standards. Whether it's a country inn or a gourmet restaurant, talented chefs take traditional cooking to the highest culinary level. The magic word is "terroir" cuisine, which stands for the combination of regional specialities with typical East Belgian recipes.

Trout from the crystal-clear streams of the Ardennes are a classic ingredient in the cuisine of this region. In the autumn, the game season begins, with pheasant, deer and wild pig. Ardennes ham is an absolute must among the regional products, and a visit to a smokehouse is more or less obligatory too.

Anyone visiting East Belgium will soon get the opportunity to convince themselves of the quality of the local beers. The secret lies in the art of the brewers, who make the 'barley juice' with spring water and in a copper kettle. The best known specialities include Belgian waffles and rice cakes, made according to special recipes. And, of course, tasty Belgian chips too.

A special tip for a culinary voyage of discovery is to enjoy a gourmet tour or pleasure trail. These walks, which can fairly short or a bit longer depending on the participants' wishes, are interrupted in the most wonderful way possible by the option of stopping off for refreshment in a variety of restaurants.