The Manneken Pis greets you at the entrance. In Brussels, you'll find the same bronze statue. There are many stories about the statue but the one I heard in Brussels was that there was a wealthy merchant who lost his son. When his son was found, he was urinating in a garden. The merchant was so grateful, he had a fountain built featuring his son when he was found.
Anchois Marines--€6.20. My husband thought he was ordering fried anchovies (which we loved in Croatia) but he was actually ordering marinated anchovies. These were good though and not fishy at all.
There was a 2-course menu for €16.90. It's a Belgian restaurant and mussels were the featured item so of course, I chose Moules a la Mariniere--mussels in wine sauce. There was 800g or nearly 2 lbs of it. So good and the sauce was delicious.
My mussels were served with Frites--crispy on the outside. Don't ask for ketchup.
My husband ordered Les Moules "Cote Sud"--mussels over pasta. The pasta was well cooked and al dente.
Dessert was the 2nd course. Gaufre au Sucre--just a plain waffle with powdered sugar.
Creme Brûlée--this was a much better dessert. So creamy.
The restaurant was filled mainly with locals out for a Sunday lunch with family and friends. At the table next to ours, there was a family celebrating their grandmother's birthday. The restaurant staff sang "Joyeux Anniversaire" to her. I love eating with locals. Makes me feel like I'm a part of the local scene. It was a great way to start a vacation.
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