some good news from Brussels: more food! and then on to Paris

Just so you know, our dinner at Comme Chez Soi ended with a lime soufflé (me) and asome poached white peaches (him). I'm resolved to track down a fool-proof recipe for the lime soufflé; have a recipe for a chocolate soufflé that's not only good but can be gotten ready ahead of time, held in freezer, then baked during dinner.

And the following night, dinner at Restaurant Bruneau, another favorite. This started off with four (four!) amuse-bouches.

Then the first course: cold foie gras plus sautéed foie gras.

At that point I lost the ability to take pictures. My main course was all white: breast of pheasant with a copious amount of white truffles, the whole in a creamy white wine sauce. Himself had a roast wild duck with wild autumnal fruits (not sure what those are but since I wouldn't let him have a taste of my dish, he wasn't sharing his either. Thus we work to save the economy, one luvly mouthful at a time.

Well, mouthfuls and mouthfuls.


  1. Southern Belle Ph.D.October 27, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Wellfedfred, Great to hear from you! Glad you are enjoying some delightful meals. I hope you will not be insulted by my observation but sometimes it seems that there is a lot of food there!! I guess one can just eat what one wants and then "assume the position" as my husband says!! That means he eats it all plus some of mine and then wants to sleep!

    Thanks for the post. Look forward to each one as usual.

  2. Bon jour, Southern Belle! Yes, sometimes it is a lot of food, but generally the portions are smaller than those in restaurants at home - I can't always convey this with iPhone snaps. And as you point out, it helps to have a big hungry guy close by! I'd thought I might describe a walk through one of the art nouveau neighborhoods, but it was cold and drizzly and grey, and the traces of 1900's prosperity were fewer than advertised, so we cut the walk short to rest up for dinner.

  3. Oh my! what lovely food you're having! (wipes drool off chin) how will you top this meal? ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Southern Belle Ph.D.October 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Hi Wellfedfred, Just a heads up. Do not know when you are returning to NYC but NYC is getting 2 - 4 inches of snow on Sunday. I suspect you are prepared but folks seem surprised as they talk about it on the news.

    Looking forward to all of your trip posts!


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