Imagine walking the snowy streets of Brussels, and then popping in to warm up with a bowl of onion soup with Magritte and his fellow surrealism scenesters. The pub was a favorite meeting place for the early surrealism scene, and photos in the restaurant show some of its famous patrons. What does it look like inside?
Hard to believe this used to be a convent.
In the late 1990’s, the Belgian government gave La Fleur en Papier Dore historic protections. But enough about history. What is there to eat?
Obviously, even though one may have just enjoyed multiple chocolate samplings and several flights of champagne tastings, when one is in Belgium for just a long weekend, one can’t pass up fine Belgian beer. For those who are feeling a bit disoriented amidst all this gluttony, the beer is helpfully served in a glass bearing the name of the drink within.
Oh, look! There’s a menu board! If we weren’t already stuffed full of chocolate, champagne, onion soup and belgian beer, here are some of the other amazing things we might eat.
One more pretty item, thrown in just because.
And for those curious about a bit more history of the pub, here’s some info.
- After Dinner, Exploring the Streets (and Beer) of Brussels (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- Belgian Chocolates Are Best Enjoyed in Belgium (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- £3.6 million stolen Magritte painting returned after thieves cannot sell it on black market (telegraph.co.uk)