Chad and I thought there would be no better way to spend our LLS (lovely little Sunday) than going to Eastern Market to pick up some local meat and produce and enjoying brunch at one of the many offerings in the area. As we went from restaurant to restaurant and my crank-o-meter was slowly approaching the danger zone, Chad was able to usurp two counter seats at Belga Café. Yay! And little did we know that we were celebrating Belgian Restaurant Week in DC (July 15-21).
There were “not-your-typical” brunch options on the menu. We were very tempted to try the Ribbes en Gebakken Eieren (Fried eggs, creamy polenta, braised short ribs, grilled garlic bread), we didn’t want to be too full in case we had to go to Bed Bath & Beyond, so Chad opted after much prompting by me for Belga’s Groene Eieren, which is actually green eggs (served on an English muffin with shredded cheese, melted spinach and lots of pesto). I’ve never actually seen green eggs in real life, and their taste was just as flavorful as you would imagine. I opted for the waffles with caramelized apples and cinnamon syrup, which were a little doughier than I normally have tasted. My only complaint is that the portion was a little stingy (maybe 2 waffles next time?). Otherwise, the bartender that was serving us was very friendly and the food came out within minutes of ordering. All in all, this is definitely a place I would revisit on my next trip to Barrack’s Row.
Other restaurants participating in Belgium Restaurant Week are: Brabo, Brassiere Beck, ET Voila, Granville Moore’s, Le Pain Quotidien, Locolat, Marcel’s, Marvin, & Mussel Bar. A week full of waffles, mussels, frites, and most importantly, very good beer sounds great to me!
July 18th | Chocolate & Veuve Cliquot | more
July 19th | Dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence | more
July 20th & 21st | Belgian Artists Exhibit co-hosted by L’Ocolat at MFA (Morton Fine Art) | more
July 20th | Duvel Roll Out Events | more
July 21st | Belgian National Day Celebrations | more
514 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003