In December 2014, my fiance and I made a trip to Brussels in Belgium to visit my cousin sister and her family, in the town Leuven.
December in Brussels wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Leuven Christmas Market, where we spent the whole day. They were about 200 stands, all very festive with a range of different types of food and drink.
Best part of markets is the food stalls, from hot-dogs, to different cheeses and other culinary treats, were we sampled a few things. One of my favourites was “Trdelnk” a traditional Hungarian sweet pastry, where you could pick any topping for the coating, we decided on cinnamon.
Your market experience is not complete if you don’t sample any sort of cheese, so we opted for the “Raclette” which is a Swiss dish where the cheese is heated and the melted part is scraped off and placed on a topping of your chose, at this stall you could opt for mushrooms or bread.
We ended the market experience with traditional Belgium liquor called “Jenever” a shot of flavoured gin and my fiance finally got his Belgian hot dog;
Our short but sweet trip to Belgium was great, and the Christmas market made an excellent day out, experimenting with food and drink is always a pleasure.