I've been in Brussels the last two days, on an art and chocolate-themed trip. Here, the highlights of my sojourn.
I've sampled chocolates at the recently opened La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belge, a recently opened shop on the Grand Place, Brussels' grand main square. The store showcases the work of ten artisans who make traditional Belgian chocolate using the finest ingredients.
I had a sneak preview of Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair, better known as BRAFA. This major event takes place in Brussels annually, attracting art collectors and aficionados from around the world. This year, its 55th anniversary, the show is on from January 22 through January 31.
I savored two delicious waffles, both with plenty of thick whipped cream and chocolate sauce – the real Belgian way.
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Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness.
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