. . . and I had meatballs in tomato sauce. And of course, it all came with fries and mayo. These fries were a bit different from the ones we’d had so far, but I’m a big fan of fries that are more like wedges. When the skin is crispy with sea salt sprinkled on top – delish! And really, I’m loving the mayo accompaniment.
The meatballs we sooo good. I was surprised to find chunks of celery in the tomato sauce, but I thought it was quite nice.
After lunch we went to our hosts’ favorite gelato shop. Apparently the shop is run by a Belgian lawyer who went to Italy to learn how to properly make Italian gelato. I chose frutti di bosco and stracciatella.
You could really tell how much real fruit was in the frutti di bosco, which was a wonderful blend of tartness and sweetness. The stracciatella was creamy and refreshing – a great complement to the fruit. I’m thinking if this law thing doesn’t work out, maybe I’ll go study gelato in Italy myself.
Our final stop – BELGIAN CHOCOLATE!!!!!!
We placed all our faith in Hanne to take us to the best chocolate shop, and so we followed her to Burie, one of the top chocolate shops in Antwerp. We were absolutely not disappointed. In addition to the beautiful chocolate sculpture in the from window, the shop featured row upon row of beautiful chocolate delicacies.
The fillings included ganache, buttercream, marzipan, and more. Also, there were tubs of chocolate you could buy – how amazing.
In conclusion, I am a huge fan of Antwerp, and Belgium in general, and I can’t wait for my next visit!