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Flemish Beef Stew: Recreating The Magic Of Bruges.

Sitting here on a blustery Monday morning, with a mountain of work piled high by my computer, I can’t help but think back to the wonderful time my friend Jessica and I had in Bruges.

We wandered the ancient streets taking in the sites and sampled many fantastic Belgian beers along the way. Some of our favourites included Straffe Hendrik and Brugse Zot from The Half Moon or ‘De Halve Maan’ brewery.

Our first night we went to a wonderful little restaurant, ‘De Vlaamsche Pot’ , where we sat out in the courtyard. We wanted to try something different and the Flemish stew caught our eye. It was simply delicious. A rich hearty beef stew served with apple sauce and a generous (almost TOO generous) portion of frites. After all our exploring we were famished and it really hit the spot.

I am going to try to make it and have found this site which gives a very good and easy to follow recipe. Trying new dishes and sampling local cuisine is something I really enjoy, and when I get home I always like to see if I can recreate some of the magical dishes I had while on holiday. Having a Belgian beer or two will certainly help me get into the right frame of mind when making this stew!

Flemish Beef Stew with Frites

Flemish Beef Stew with Frites

Brugse Zot at the Half Moon Brewery

Bruges Canal

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