Meat and Beer Fest

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Meat and Beer Fest at Park Spoor Noord

 

Hot Saturday in July? What better than to head to Park Spoor Noord at the Cargo Zomerbar for the Meat & Beer Fest? We invited Chris and Hannah to come to Antwerp and we enjoyed a nice summer evening with plenty of – you guessed it – meat and beer!

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Bij Lam en Yin

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Bij Lam en Yin

 

We’re lucky to live in Antwerp because there are so many great restaurants including 20 Michelin star restaurants! One that we’ve been wanting to try for years now is Bij Lam en Yin – a Cantonese restaurant with a small menu that puts the focus on quality ingredients and dishes.

 

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Millevaches and Mon

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Dry aged beef to welcome us

 

To celebrate Father’s Day, Koen and I invited Dook and Els to come to Antwerp to visit our newest butcher Millevaches, aka Thousand Cows. We’re all steak enthusiasts and were excited to check out their offering.

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Scotland Day Six: Glasgow

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Empire Biscuit

 

Day Six was our last day in Scotland before heading back home. We started the day with a coffee and breakfast from Riverhill Coffee Bar. I finally tasted the Empire Biscuit – a cookie I had seen everywhere during the trip – and it was so delicious!

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Scotland Day Five: Loch Lomond and Glasgow

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Island of Jura

 

Day Five in Scotland began very early with the morning ferry at 6:30 am! We had a beautiful view of the sun rising over the island of Jura.

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Watching the sunrise

 

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Sun rising over Jura

 

Once we landed on the otherside of the water we drove to Glasgow. On the way we stopped in the beautiful Inveraray for a cup of coffee.

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Beautiful view in Inveraray

 

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War monument

 

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Enjoying a rest

 

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Coffee time

 

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Visit to the Inveraray Woollen Mill

 

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Inveraray Castle

 

We also passed Loch Lomond – my first time seeing it in real life. I grew up listening to The Corries, so I was happy to have a view of the bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond.

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Visiting Loch Lomond at Firkin Point

 

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The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond

 

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Right before entering Glasgow we stumbled upon another whisky distillery, Auchentoshan. You may think after being in Islay that we were whiksied out, but no!

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Auchentoshan Distillery

 

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Entering the visitor’s center

 

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Time for a tasting

 

 

Back in Glasgow we decided to take on the British tradition of a pub crawl. I did a bit of research beforehand to plan our route and it was so much fun. We did manage to stop at some point for a delicious steak.

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Chris and Hannah walking across the bridge

 

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Excited for our first stop!

 

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I wanted to be in the photo, too!

 

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Inside

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Walking to our next pub

 

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Enjoying the sunshine

 

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Double-decker bus

 

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Kelvingrove Park

 

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Kelvingrove Park

 

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The Ben Nevis

 

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Inside – so much whisky!

 

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Kelvingrove Cafe

 

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Cheers!

 

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The Butchershop Bar & Grill

 

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Tomahawk steak before

 

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And after

 

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The Three Judges

 

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Inside

 

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Cheers!

 

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Couldn’t stop laughing for a clear photo

 

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The Lios Mor

 

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Inside

 

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Ubiquitous Chip

 

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Inside

 

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Oran Mor

 

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Inside

 

 

Scotland Day Three: Islay Woolen Mill, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, and Lagavulin

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More sheep than people on the Isle of Islay!

With only two full days on the Isle of Islay, we had a lot to fit in!

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Scotland Day Two: Trek to the Isle of Islay

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Our ferry to the Isle of Islay

 

Day Two we made our way from Glasgow to Kennacraig for the ferry to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay. Before reaching Kennacraig, we stopped at Loch Goil and at the Fyne Ales Brewery for lunch and a tasting.

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Scotland Day One: Glasgow

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Bagpipes at George Square

 

For our May vacation, Koen and I headed to Scotland with our friends Chris and Hannah. Our main destination was the Isle of Islay, but to start and finish the trip we spent some time in Glasgow.

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Antwerpen Proeft 2016

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Antwerpen Proeft at the Waagnatie

 

Antwerpen Proeft, or Taste of Antwerp, is Belgium’s top culinary festival. At Antwerpen Proeft you are able to choose from a wide offering of food, including from Michelin starred chefs.

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