Traditional Belgian Dinner

This week I had such a great time creating a traditional Belgian menu for an 18-guest sit-down dinner. One of the things I love about cooking is that you are always “playing” with food.


Even with a menu as traditional as Belgian food there are so many things to look for. Like finding the best beef tenderloin in town for the Steak Tartare; or making mini vol-au-vents with creamy chicken and mushrooms, but adding mini beef and pork meatballs to them (the way they are really made them in Belgium and they taste incredible!); or finding the perfect balance of wine and leeks for the Moules-frites, while achieving the perfect crunchy fries; or driving across town to find the perfect Dark Abbey Belgian beer for a delicious Carbonade Flamande; and last but not least, searching for 75% dark Callebaut chocolate for the perfect chocolate mousse.

I am sharing with you my recipe for the chocolate mousse that I served that evening (click here). I hope you enjoy it as much the guests did!