BRUSSELS: On Friday 6 September, the first ever Gaufres & Waffles opens in the heart of the Belgian capital in the Galerie du Roi. Gaufres & Waffles is a new street food concept offering sweet and savoury waffles. It’s a tribute to the Brussels waffle which has also been called the ‘Belgian waffle’ since the New York Expo of 1964.
The concept is original as it takes the traditional waffle which is one of the most important sweets of the Brussels’ culture and creates also a savoury version. At Gaufres & Waffles, the waffle is no longer a dessert or a sweet snack but rather a meal. The recipes have been created by Yves Mattagne, chef of Brussels 2 Michelin star restaurant Sea Grill.
The savoury waffles which cost between 9 and 16 euros feature Veggie, Ham and Cheese, Chicken, Beef Tartar, Salmon, Duck and Foie Gras and Lobster.
The sweet waffles cost between 6 and 10 euros and include the original Brussels waffle, a waffle with chocolate, a waffle with blueberries, a waffle with pineapple and a waffle with apple.
The people behind the concept are Sebastien Mattagne and Michel Chiche, two youngsters who have already gained lots of experience in the area of food. They have both trained at Hakuna Matata and were very involved in the Dinner in the Sky Concept. David Ghysels, of Hakuna Matata and Dinner in the Sky will help them in the management.
Gaufres & Waffles opens on Friday 6 September at 6, Galerie du Roi just next to the Hotel des Galeries and the Comptoir des Galeries, a restaurant run by Loic Tonnoir.
Gauffres & Waffles, Open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm.