Dinner at Café Des Arts

26 Sep

The dinner I ate at Café Des Arts in Antwerp was already a long time ago. The dinner was delicious nonetheless and worthy of posting. As you can see the dinner started nicely with a fine Belgian beer. As I am more of a beer lover than a beer connoisseur I just ordered a ‘Belle-Vue Gueuze’ since it was listed on the menu and I guessed it would be a Belgian beer. After ordering the beer the waiter looked strangely at me and asked me if I was really sure. Since this confused me a little bit I asked him why he said that to me. He replied by saying that the ‘Belle-Vue Gueuze’ was normally only ordered by old (elderly?) people. I ordered it anyway.
The beer tasted very unusual, having a distinct sour taste. Not bad though, just different.

Then the highlight of any meal: the food. I ordered a beef stew with fries and some Belgian mayonnaise on the side. When you see this picture above, don’t be afraid. That wasn’t all. I got my beef stew in a pan that the waiter put on the table, then he opened the pan and served the stew right there on the table. The fries were delivered in baskets that were even refilled when we were eating.

The black pan was filled with beef stew.

Whilst eating, I ordered another Belgian beer. This time a Hoegaarden Grand Cru, which is a more regular beer. Still good though.

This steak with pepper sauce was the dish my girlfriend ordered. It was good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The good thing about Café Des Arts was definitely the location since it is near to the train station and also next to the crossroad that connects the busy Keyserlei and Meir. We were sitting on a table next to the window and we could see all the people pass by which was fun. Also, although I don’t know if it is regular policy at Café Des Arts or not, our waiter was really nice and gave us some more service than usual.

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