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Jan 16, 2008 07:57 AM

Birthday dinner in Gent, Belgium

I moved to Gent this summer from Boston. My boyfriend and I don't eat out as much as we used to as he's a full time student here and I have more time to cook.

So, now I am extremely excited because my birthday is coming up and easily, my favorite thing in the world is food. Good, real, honest, delicious, beautiful food. I'm not a fan of the molecular gastronomy, and the atmosphere doesn't have to be as chi-chi as the prices. I want the food to be #1 and after that, everything to fall into place. Price is not an issue. I have no strong flavor preference or limitation... although do enjoy set/tasting menu's... and like seafood and french food. Romantic would be nice - no bright lights please. It is my birthday after all. grin.

I have been considering the following:

Le Homard Rouge
Allegro Moderato
De Blauwe Zalm
Jan Breydel

While I would like to go into Brussels, I thought I should explore this town a bit first. Am open to other restaurants as well. Your thoughts? Preferences? Look forward to any suggestions.

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  1. If you want to go into Antwerp, there is a nice restaurant there called the Bistro that is right next to the Reubenshuis. They have everything under the sun and it's a fancy atmosphere.