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Refined gastronomy in the heart of the East Cantons

Enjoyment and hospitality in East Belgium

East Belgium is regarded by connoisseurs of the gourmet scene as a first-class destination. Apart from two star-rated restaurants, there are many other businesses in the region with offers suited to gourmets with a sophisticated palate. The basis for this richly varied range of amenities is the local passion for hospitality, coupled with regional products that guarantee particularly high quality.

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 refine traditional dishes and raise them to a high 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 a 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 gourmet tours and pleasure routes. These walks, which can be fairly short or a bit longer depending on the participants' wishes, are interrupted in the most pleasant way possible by the option of stopping off for refreshment in a variety of restaurants.