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Archive for August, 2009

My favorite misteak

Posted by Pi on August 31, 2009

Welcome back, folks, foodies, and foreigners!  Summer has gone by so fast, hasn’t it?  We’re back in Belgium, whether by choice or circumstance, excellent or otherwise. Regardless, it’s time to eat!

Unfortunately for the vegetarians, we return with a shout-out to an excellent place to find a cut of beef: classy Troubadour just a train ride away in Leuven / Louvain.

Before the Belgian summer ends, head out to east of Brussels in Flemish Brabant.  Sit down on a terrace upon a narrow cobblestone walkway next to other diners, and order the beef filet (~25 euros).  It should be large, rich, seared to a tender medium rareness, and succulent.  I am partial to pairing it with the mushroom cream sauce (~4 euros), but take your pick out of the selection.  Be warned that this is a lot of food, so don’t go there to graze.

Apparently the traditional mussels-in-a-bucket dish (~23 euros) is good there, too, particularly now that it’s September and the start of the season, but I haven’t tried it yet.

I still have yet to find a better steak around Brussels.  That doesn’t mean I’ll stop looking.  Got any suggestions?

Troubadour
Tiensestraat 32, Leuven

Food: A-
Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Price: B
Languages: Dutch, English, French

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