The Glorious

Outside The Glorious

My mother-in-law, outside The Glorious

To celebrate Koen’s first paycheck from his new job, we invited Koen’s parents out for dinner at The Glorious. The Glorious’s sommelier, Jurgen Lijcops, who is often on Flemish TV speaking about wine, has created a winelist for the restaurant that is always evolving, depending on the month and season. For any wine lover,  a trip to The Glorious is a must! I had been there once before for Christmas dinner with my colleagues and really enjoyed the food. Because of the wine and food, Koen and I thought this would be a great restaurant for celebrating his first paycheck! It was a bit more eventful than we expected (we were brought the wrong wine, the waiter spilled soup on my father-in-law, and a glass broke), but we still enjoyed the wine, food, and company!

 

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather!

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather!

 

Bread with chorizo and tomatoes,

Bread with chorizo, tomato served in a gelatin made with fresh herbs, and North Sea shrimp soup with marscapone

 

My starter: Pico Veleta de Trevélez, 24 month dried Spanish ham, with melon

My starter: Pico Veleta de Trevélez, 24 month dried Spanish ham, with melon

 

Koen's starter: North Sea shrimp with a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce

Koen’s starter: North Sea shrimp with a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce

 

My main course: Grilled sea bass with , and a beurre blanc sauce

My main course: Grilled sea bass with a beurre blanc sauce and a vegetable “lamsoren” that we don’t have in the States! But it’s a bit like thick spinach.

 

The Glorious

Koen’s main course: Steak with tomatoes and a wine sauce

 

The best gin and tonic I've ever had! And it was served with gin berries!

The best gin and tonic I’ve ever had! And it was served with gin berries!

 

My delicious cheese plate for dessert!

My delicious cheese plate for dessert!

 

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