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*Real* Belgian Waffles

Last night at the Belgian Beer Fest, I had the best waffle I've had outside Belgium, a crispy Liege-style delight made with a yeast-based dough. Looks like it was from Waffle Haus in VT, which isn't exactly close enough for brunch tomorrow. Does anyone know where I could find a good, authentic Belgian waffle (Liege or Brussels style) close by?

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  1. I was thinking about posting about the Waffle Haus waffle myself. This was the best waffle I've ever had, even better than the street waffles I've had in Belgium. God I loved the caramelized sugar. So good that I might make Killington, VT a stop on a trip up to Montreal. BTW, the Beer Fest was wonderful too.

    1. Apparently, you'll be able to get these waffles at the Mr. Crepe which will be opening in the old space the Someday had in Davis Square. The Wafflehaus folks had little flyers with this info on them while at the Fest.

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      1. re: Truh

        Too good to be true! Hope it opens soon.

        1. re: Truh

          Thanks! We didn't see those flyers ... probably too busy gorging ourselves on those waffles. Can't wait.

          1. re: Truh

            If I remember correctly, the Mr. of Mr. Crêpe is himself Belgian and left the original to pursue a waffle related business; perhaps it was this Wafflehaus.

            (edit to add)Indeed. Mr. Crêpe's name is Peter Creyf and he is also the owner of the WaffleHaus. Google is your friend.

            Waffles weren't on the menu in Mr. Crêpe's first incarnation but I am VERY excited at the prospect of gauffres de Liège in my own neighborhood, much more so than about the crêpes.

            (edit again to add)Boy, am I excited! Probably too excited. If they're good, these waffles will be enough to make up for the loss of Toscanini's at the Someday, and that's saying a lot.

            (last edit, I hope):
            http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/02/22...

          2. thanks much for posting about this. i've not had them before. i sure hope they bear no flavor resemblance to donuts.i am definitely NOT a fan of cloyingly sweet desserts.

            1. This sounds great! I first had Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream at the Worlds Fair in NY (1966?), and I remain addicted. They aren't really sweet, but thick, crispy, and light with the strawberries and cream on top, wow/yum.

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanthi...

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              1. re: steinpilz

                No, these are a different kind of Belgian waffle. There are two types, gaufres de Bruxelles and gaufres de Liège. The ones with toppings like strawberries and cream or ice cream or whatever are the Bruxelles type, much lighter and typically eaten with silverware. Gaufres de Liège are traditionally eaten with no toppings as they are so delicious (but not too sweet) all by themselves. They are finger food.

                Bruxelles:
                http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wa...

                Liège:
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ga...

                1. re: DavisSquare

                  Those look great too. I might be tempted to add the strawberries and cream though!

              2. The guy who owns the Killington Waffle Haus is Belgian, but lives in Boston and used to have a similar stand in the Quincy Market area. Not sure if he still has something there though.