You will meet your host Ine at her apartment and walk together to Le Marché Bio, a covered organic market less than a 10 minute walk away. Together, you will explore a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits and breads from the local region before purchasing a few ingredients for your cooking class in Ine's kitchen.After your market tour, join Ine at her modern kitchen in the heart of Brussels. With a refreshing drink in hand, pick up a few cooking tips and techniques as you cook a gourmet meal together. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about two hours before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. Ine's food is light and creative and offers a wide variety of flavors, textures and colors following culinary trends. Your menu might include dishes such as green pea gazpacho, squid with tomato coulis, roasted chicken and herbed potatoes and whole roasted dorade.
Ine grew up near Ghent in East Flanders and learned to cook from her father. While her mother cooked during weekdays, it was her father who recruited her help to create special meals for friends they hosted over the weekends. Ine's apartment overlooks gardens of neighboring homes and is a peaceful oasis in the city. Like many Belgians, Ine grows her own herbs on her balcony and makes use of them in all her food from her creative mocktails and flavored water to her soups and appetizers. Book this experience and get ready for a happy stomach, new cooking skills and many recommendations for some of the best restaurants in Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge and Ghent!