Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving day (USA) in Brussels
We celebrated Thanksgiving Day (U.S. holiday) in Brussels at a restaurant called Drug Opera. We liked the strange-ness of the name and it looked cozy, didn't have someone outside calling us to come in (as on another street that reminded us of a street in the Latin Quarter in Paris - one guy said he was Mr. Satisfaction!) and it turned out to be very good. We had Belgian beer, Chuck dark and me blonde. It was very good. We ordered the salmon, also very good, and finished with, what else, a Belgian waffle (caramel on top of it, sided by a boule of dulce de leche & noisette & some chantilly to top it all off. We were very stuff, oh yes, just like at one of our thanksgiving dinners. We walked for a bit, the rain was off and on again, but it was chilly so we ducked into a theatre venue and checked out the offerings (some in English) and then ducked into a hotel lobby to wait for the shuttle to bring us back to our hotel. We clinked our beer glasses and gave thanks for all we have. We hope all of you in the U.S. had a happy thanksgiving day and those of you not in the U.S. a lovely day, too.