With a reputation for chocolate, beer, chips and waffles, it should not come as a surprise that Belgians value their food very highly.
However, a recent gastronomic revival has seen Brussels accumulate enough Michelin stars to rival Paris or London. Since becoming the political heart of Europe, Brussels has not only adopted culinary skills from its neighbors, but also renewed Belgium’s own rich rural tradition; ensuring national delicacies are not left off the menu. Restaurants everywhere are revamping stereotypical dishes, cleaning markets out of fresh produce and inventing award-winning menus on a daily basis. Restaurateurs have become national heroes and foodies from all over Europe are beginning to notice their successes, so check our “Where to Dine” section to beat them to it and reserve a table at some of Brussels’s finest eateries.