Happy to have my parents in Antwerp!
Yay! My parents are in Antwerp!
Before we head off to Italy, we made reservations at Het Gebaar to have an early birthday celebration for my mom. You may remember Het Gebaar from two other posts: 9 year anniversary and when I won the free brunch. Het Gebaar is the Michelin star restaurant from Roger Van Damme. Van Damme is most famous for his desserts, so we booked our reservation in the early afternoon for a sweet lunch!
Het Gebaar is located at the edge of the Botanical Gardens, so on our way we were able to take a stroll (posing for a few photos along the way). Normally my parents come in May, when the tulips are in bloom, so it was nice to show the gardens in the fall.
On the way to the Botanical Gardens
In the botanical gardens
Dad and Mom
Koen and me
Ready to order
Mom with her Komedieplaats
Dad with his Black Jack
Me with my Celebration 20 (and accompanying dessert wine)
Komedieplaats: Chocolate dessert for fashionistas!
Black Jack: Combination of speculoos and apple with edible playing cards and citrus accents
Celebration 20: Combination of raspberry, yoghurt, strawberry, basil violet, black current, and milk chocolate flavors
Cheese selection “Kaasmeester Van Tricht en Zoon”: 18 cheeses served with chutney, goat cheese ice cream, onion broth, and bread
Mom and Dad with their desserts
Koen and me with our desserts