A mark of a good restaurant is when I will come back each year to use my Entertainment Card as I know it guarantees me a good meal. This is my third year coming back to the Belgian and this place doesn’t disappoint.
Graziers Eye Fillet – char grilled graziers grain fed eye fillet with sautéed spinach, jus & pommes frites with mayonnaise ($39.9)
Sometimes I kick myself for not going on Mondays when they have half price mussels ($15 yo!), but when you crave mussels you do what you gotta do and just pay normal price for them. I got the Paddestoel where the mussels are steamed in white wine, field mushrooms, confit garlic, spring onion, cream, truffle oil and cracked pepper. The sauce has a creaminess with a fragrant truffle oil punch that tastes like light and tangy flavoured chips. A slight chew on the mussels with it infused from the tasty sauce was oh so good. I’ve had mussels in Belgium and I reckon we do it better in Adelaide :P
The 1 kilo mussels also comes with a side of chips and mayo. The Belgian does really good chips with the outside crispy and crunchy with a fluffy, potato inside. That house-made mayonaise is light and whipped with a tanginess that doesn’t make it too heavy but I must add the mayo and the Paddestoel does get heavy together with all that creamy texture.
Mussels – one kilo mussels served with pommes frites and house-made Mayonnaise ($29.90)
Chicken Breast – serrano and basil wrapped chicken breast with hand made fried gnocchi, shaved grana parmesan, pencil leek and romesco sauce ($29.90)
The most ordered dish on our table was the duo of duck. I’ve tried their confit duck leg before and can vouch for it’s deliciousness. I did manage to trade a mussel for some duck and it is still a delicious dish. Tender, juicy duck had a fresh herb flavour lingering throughout. Served with sauteed silverbeet, sweet cherry glaze and soft celeriac puree that I thought was mashed potato.
Duo of Duck ($33.90)
Great food and good atmosphere where I see me coming back for a 4th time next year to use my Entertainment Card :P