A day trip to Ghent

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An interesting angle of me deciding what kind of beer I wanted to drink

My dad and I have been traveling throughout the Netherlands and Belgium for the past few days and decided to make a day trip to Ghent.  We wandered around for a few hours, taking pictures of whatever intrigued us.  Around lunch time, we consulted our handy Michelin Guide and picked the best sounding restaurant on the list, Belga Queen.  And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

The view from our table

We decided to go with the 18€ prix-fixe lunch, which consisted of a creamy cauliflower soup with tiny shrimp, pan fried sole with steamed potatoes, and a coffee.

Before our soup came out, my dad ordered oysters.  I can’t say I’m a huge fan of them, but they looked amazing and he could attest to that.

Oysters

Oysters

Besides the simple, yet delectable food, the interior decor of the Belga Queen is a must see.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the interior because I was too busy stuffing my face.  If you venture off to the bathroom, you’ll close a door behind you and wonder why the hell the glass door is see through.  Well…lock the door and the glass becomes translucent.  So so cool.  Anyways, enjoy the pictures!

What lovely presentation

Little tiny shrimp in the cauliflower soup, incredible

It may be a simple dish, but it was prepared to perfection

And a coffee to finish off the meal

And a coffee to finish off the meal