Maybe you already noticed that I’m quite a foodie. When visiting Belgium you probably would like to try some real Belgian dishes. I have a great tip: restaurant/brasserie Belgaqueen! Founded by the famous Antoine Pinto and located in a former grain storehouse in the ancient center of Ghent it’s the perfect place for a gastronomic night out. Now that spring has finally arrived it’s possible to have dinner on their terrace with a magnificent view over the Korenlei.
The prices are quite high (I always go there with my parents because the price range is too high for my poor student budget) but it’s definitely worth it if you want to try some real Belgian quality food. Pinto’s philosophy consists of using high quality local products. Even the wines come from Belgian winegrowers abroad.
Although I have never been in the ‘club part’ of the restaurant I think I should mention it. On the first floor there is a kind of lounge bar where you can have drinks and exclusive cigars. Every Thursday to Sunday evening there is a DJ playing music.
A bit strange to write about, but if you have lunch or dinner in the Belgaqueen it’s worth to pay a visit to the toilets. There’s something special about them. When the toilet doors aren’t locked the glass is see-through, but the moment you switch the lock, the door gets blurred and no one is able to see you. It’s a kind of magic!