Enjoying The Best Truffles In Brussels

On Monday I spent 10 hours in Brussels, extending a “layover” on my way to Copenhagen to squeeze in a meeting with a client. Our client spoiled us with a mini tour of Brussels and a very nice lunch. Here’s what I ate–and a bit of what I saw-in Brussels.

Truffles In Brussels
After a 7 hour “overnight” flight, we were groggy and grimy. Since this is a business trip, we were able to justify getting “day rate” rooms at the airport hotel so we could shower and freshen up before meeting our client. ($200!) After we felt human again, we headed into the city for our first dose of coffee and some breakfast. Even the little cafe at the train station serves a small piece of dark chocolate with their coffee!

Breakfast In Brussels

Not shown: The slab of quiche I downed before thinking to take a picture. 😉

Our client drove us around town to see the sights, and then took us to the Grand Place where we walked around and saw the Mannekin Pis and the feminist response, Jeanneke Pis. A nearby chocolate shop also got in on the  fun.

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For lunch, our client took us to l’Atelier de la Truffe Noir, which is known for its truffle dishes. We all got “scrambled eggs with truffles.”


It was so rich! I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the best truffles in Brussels!

After our meeting we were off to Copenhagen. Since it was the end of a very long day, we ate at the same place I enjoyed on my previous trip to Copenhagen. Here’s the last bit of my dinner–an appetizer of sausages with sauerkraut.

Danish Sausage and Sauerkraut

It went well with my beer.

Danish Beer

When we  got back to our hotel, it was just after 10:oo pm, but the sun was just setting.

Sunset In Copenhagen

Do you like truffles or do you prefer to stick with the chocolate version?

How much would you pay for a hot shower? 

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8 Responses to Enjoying The Best Truffles In Brussels

  1. Yum Yucky says:

    OMG! That sausage with sauerkraut. Next time you pack me in your purse. I’m going with you.
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  2. LOVE truffles—both the mushroom kind and the chocolate kind. That egg dish looks great!
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  3. Kim says:

    We have rented rooms for the day to shower but never at $200/room!!!
    I don’t know if I like truffles or not – not sure I’ve ever tried them.
    Love the pictures from your trip!
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  4. Mmm Belgian chocolate my favorite!
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  5. A $200 shower on a business trip sounds like a good deal. I love European food. Yum. Those truffles look great, but the chocolate with the coffee is better. 🙂
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  6. I think everywhere should be required to serve a piece of dark chocolate with coffee. That is brilliant.
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