Sir Anthony Van Dijck

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For a late Mother’s and Father’s Day, we took Dook and Els to Sir Anthony Van Dijck, where we also celebrated Koen’s birthday last year. When Koen and I told his parents where we would be celebrating his birthday, we learned that Sir Anthony van Dijck was a favorite restaurant of Koen’s grandfather. In fact when Els met Dook’s father for the first time it was at Sir Anthony Van Dijck! So this was surprise culinary destination!

A bit of background about the restaurant: Sir Anthony Van Dijck opened in 1975 and received its first star three years later. A few years followed and the restaurant received a second star. In 1992, after years of hosting his own cooking show, publishing cookbooks, and writing a weekly column for the newspaper, Marc Paesbrugghe decided he wanted to run the restaurant his way and gave back the two stars to the Michelin guide.

 

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Walking in downtown Antwerp to the restaurant

 

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Pathway to the restaurant

 

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View of the inner courtyard

 

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Inside Sir Anthony Van Dijck

 

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Everyone’s arrived!

 

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Gin and tonic to start

 

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Our bread

 

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Els and Dook ❤

 

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All four of us chose the foie gras to start!

 

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My grilled duck with cherries

 

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Els went with the fish of the day

 

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Koen and Dook ordered the lamb with artichoke

 

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Closeup of the veggies

 

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Enjoying my glass of Nuits-Saint-Georges

 

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Cheese plate to finish!

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