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  • Zohara with Patrick and Lea in their home
    Zohara with Patrick and Lea in their...
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    Belgian countryside near Kurrne
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Kuurne Hotels

  • Asian Empire

    Brugsesteenweg 379, Kuurne, 8520, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Kuurne Restaurants

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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Our friends Patrick and Lea took us to a "farm" restaurant. It is literally on a farm. You drive through small rolling hills, covered with farms to get there. The atmosphere is very comfortable, no fancy waiters or table cloths, just bare sturdy wooden tables like you would find in an old farm kitchen. The food is EXCELLENT, just like home cooked. The restaurant is small and they cater to locals, so if you arrive late you may find the food gone.......it is made fresh and when it runs out, that is the last of it for that day.

    Restaurant near Kurrne, Belgium
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Kuurne Local Customs

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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 19, 2006

    A local custom is trying all the beers available...but sadly since we were in Belgium only a week, did not get to try the ALL. What is for sure is that the alcohol content is higher than that found here in Israel or the US, it ranges between 7-12 percent, yes 12 percent, like a light wine...

    Popperings Hommel Beer and glass, Belgium
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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 19, 2006

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    Patrick and I are raising a glass of Orval beer, a very good Belgian beer. When I first met Patrick several years ago in Slovenia, he made me promise to visit Belgium and be his guest. He also said that we would "try all the beers in Belgium"...I readily agreed, little knowing that Belgium is the most prolific beer producer in the world, more than 800 types (yes, that is not a typo, 800, eight hundred.....)

    Orval Beer, Patrick and Martin toasting
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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 19, 2006

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    Yes KWAK, that is the name of this Belgian Beer, and like each and every single beer, it has a glass that is designed and particular to ONLY this beer. This particular beer even has a stand to hold the glass since it cannot stand on its own.
    Now go ahead, ask where the name came from...okay I will answer because I knew you would ask...well as you tip the glass up to drink, at first it is like drinking from an ordinary glass, but at some point the lower part of the glass will release its contents and make a noise like a kwak..there is usually a "surprise" for the first time drinker also.
    I finally found out why everyone was watching me so intensely !!! ^O^

    Belgian Kwak beer and glass
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Kuurne Off The Beaten Path

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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Patrick took us to the local wildlife sanctuary where he volunteers his time. We were lucky enough to see a beautiful owl who was recovering at the sanctuary.

    Patrick at wildlife sancturary, Belgium Owl recovering at wildlife sancturary, Belgium Owl recovering at sancturary, Belgium, closeup
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    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 19, 2006

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    YES, "searching"...our friend Patrick took us to a local pub, but decided that we needed some exercise before being rewarded with a cool brew. You can see the first picture showing the girls jumping over mud puddles and sink holes to reach the pub.
    But we did admit that the pub was worth the effort, St. Petershof is a pub with its own style, the owner-bartender has made every effort to "decorate" the place with newspapers, books, pamphlets, farm utensils and other various things lying around the pub. You feel right at home.
    And it was my chance to try the Kwak beer.
    Maybe we can even get an address or directions from Patrick and Lea on HOW to reach St. Petershof Pub.....

    Searching for St. Petershof Pub, Belgium St. Petershof Pub, entrance Lea and Martin at St. Petershof Pub, Belgium Patrick and Martin toasting at St. Petershof Pub
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