After many years of saying they’ll come visit, Danny and Matt finally made it to Antwerp! I made it mission to share all things Belgian, so we at a lot of delicious frietjes, drank Belgian beer, and wandered around the beautiful city!
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!
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!