Sunday, 19 September 2010

Gent

So after getting married in February Nick & I finally went off on our honeymoon at the end of July!

We hired a VW van...


...and we drove it around Europe for three weeks. We visited Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Luxembourg and my next few blog posts are going to be all about our trip.

After a quiet first night at a campsite just west of Ghent we woke up bright & early and headed into the city for food and sightseeing.


Ghent's certainly a beautiful, that's me outside the cathedral but we were hungry and this is a food blog so I'll move onto the important part. As it was a Monday a couple of the places I'd like to have visited were closed but Avalon looked great so we headed there.


We were excited to see that they had a large garden and chose to take advantage of the lovely weather and sit outside...


...as it's not something you get to do too often in the UK!

After a quick look at the menu I knew I'd be having the lasagna, as I mentioned in one of my last blogposts I LOVE lasagna!


Nick was a little more unsure of what to go for but in the end decided on the broccoli pie...


Both meals were huge & came with side of bread and salad. The lasagna was our definite favourite, really tomatoey, loads of pasta and we liked the pesto dressing. Nick's pie was good albeit more quiche than pie, and whilst I loved the sides of broccoli in a creamy sauce, roasted butternut squash, carrots and onion and a bulgar wheat salad he wasn't the biggest fan and ended up polishing off a large chunk of my lasagna!

Even though we were stuffed dessert was a must especially after I'd noticed there was pie on the menu so we got a piece to share.


Apple pie, topped with strawberries & a vanilla sauce. Nick ate all the vanilla-ey bits, I ate all the fruit bits - perfect!

I definitely left wishing we were going to have time to go back there, maybe one day!

On our way out of the city we stumbled upon a little health food store called Ayuno. The store was really well stocked with tofu's, vegan milks and chocolate but we just stocked up on veggies for our dinner at the campsite and picked up these delicious treats.


So Yeah! chocolate ice cream, gummy fruits & gummy cola bottles. We enjoyed these whilst lying in a tiny patch of shade behind the van!

Next time I'll be writing about a flying visit to Cologne & our amazing weekend in Berlin.

6 comments:

  1. That lasagna looks awesome! I want you and Nick to come over for lasagna when I'm back, because I'm always looking for an excuse to eat it.

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  2. Yum, the food looks amazing! What did you think about the SoYeah ice cream?

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  3. Dude, that food looks GOOD! I can't believe I missed you in Vienna, but I get to see you soon!

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  4. Congrats on the wedding, hope it was an awesome day!

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  5. What a great honeymoon idea!

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  6. I live very close to Ghent so I have written down the restaurant name (Avalon) because I definitely need to go try that delish-looking lasagna!!! :) and the honeymoon idea is so cool, I am sure you had a great time!!

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