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!

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Videeke aka Koninginnenhapje aka Vol au Vent and Jam Pastries

There is nothing better than warm comfort food when it is cold and rainy outside! Tonight Koen and I ate a typically Belgian dish with many different names, depending on where you live –  videeke, koninginnenhapje, and vol au vent. Because I live in Flanders, I will be calling it videeke.  Videeke is a delicious puff pastry filled with a chicken and mushroom creamy filling.  I like to think of it as a Belgian chicken pot pie!  Because we made the pastry ourselves, there was a lot of dough left over. Luckily we visited Koen’s Oma (Grandmother) yesterday and were able to take with us a jar of homemade strawberry jam – so I made jam pastries for dessert!

Videeke and Jam Pastries

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