This is a great place in Knokke run by a well-known local character. It advertises itself as a French bistro specialized in fondue.
I always try the excellent boudin blanc: (a white sausage made of pork without the blood) and the succulent boudin noir: (a dark-hued blood sausage, containing pork, pig blood, herbs and other ingredients) which is pretty famous in this country but has recently been hard to find.
Most people eat the fondue here which I think is a bit of a let-down. I used to love meat fondue but this is a shallow version of it I thought. Fondue Bourguignonne consists of a fondue pot filled with boiling oil into which people dip their pieces of meat to cook them. Various sauces are provided on the side. The meat is of good quality, but you get thin sliced meat instead of proper pieces. The sauces are from the huge plastic pots for sale in any average friterie in the country, which isn’t really trying hard enough for a restaurant. The waiters bombards you with (handmade!) French fries and salad so you always have the feeling you’ve had enough to eat without them spending too much money on the more expensive beef. The Chinese fondue looks even poorer.
Later in the evening this place turns into a pub which is fantastic but this might be annoying for late diners. Always make a reservation here, this place can be packed to the ceiling, definitely during the summer season it is always extremely busy, they even work in shifts which is not my idea of a perfect night out.
Knokke needs more of places like this but it is more of a place where you can have loads of fun, and if you come for the food only, then eat the world famous boudins.
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