when m & i went to paris, one of our best meals wasn’t french – it was belgium! along the famous Champs Elysees was this restaurant: léon de bruxelles. when you think belgium food, you think mussels and fries. this place does not disappoint! while you eat, you watch a video on how the restaurant catches mussels and cook each individual pot. the quality and the flavor of the mussels show they are made with expertise. the entrée comes with pommes frites (french fries) and they are bottomless. did we ask for more, you ask? silly question, of course we did! YUMMEEE!
so, with such an amazing meal, how does one fit dessert? you jiggle around and make room! thank goodness we did! these belgium waffles are TO DIE FOR — but you don’t want to die because you want to keep living so you can go back for more! the amazingly light waffles with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar and a little a metal container of dark chocolate … as stuffed as we were, we ate the whole waffle and did NOT regret it!
unfortunately, this trip was a year ago and while i can find really good mussels, i have yet to find a REALLY good belgium waffle place in the states. i have heard that there is a waffle stand that sells awesome belgium waffles in the streets of new york. i once passed by it after finishing a hearty meal but now, with an empty stomach and craving mouth, i have no recollection where it is. does any one know and is it worth the find? let me know!
eat at Léon De Bruxelles on Champs Elysees in Paris, France