Exploring the world one bite at a time

Month: July 2015

Fattoria Pasque’: “Great home made icecream”

I can’t comment on the food in this place, because we only had ice cream. The ice cream is really excellent: fresh and made from the milk of the cows from their own farm. No wonder the line was so long when we ordered our gelato. Do try the ‘milk’ flavour, a taste you won’t find in many other ice cream shops.

This really is a great place to visit with kids. There are various playgrounds and different animals to look at or even pat on the back. You will find the classic farm animals and even some llamas and ostriches. It is possible to ride on a pony also. Children will definitely have a blast here.

Fattoria Pasque’, Via Primo Maggio 11, 21020 Casale Litta, Italy
+39 0332 948307

Visited May 2015. You can find my review about Fattoria Pasque’ also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

Ellis Gourmet Burger – Place St Catherine: “For burger lovers”

I went to Ellis Gourmet Burger with colleagues for a quick lunch. We ate outside on the terrace because it was such a beautiful day. Service was very friendly and welcoming. I was no trouble at all to accomodate to our special wishes (no onions, extra cheese, no buns). Food arrived quickly and costed about 10 euros for a burger.

If you love burgers, this restaurant is for you, although I have to admit I find the ‘gourmet’ aspect a little bit exaggerated. My portobello burger was nice but contained too much sauce for my liking and too little goat cheese. Two little tomatoes were the only thing accompanying the burger. Luckily I ordered the coleslaw, which was very nice.

My colleagues who ordered the meat burgers liked them fine though. The meat was cooked as ordered and everything was served as asked.

With our meal we drank their lime kiwi lemonade, but we were a little bit disappointed by it. Too sweat for our taste.

This restaurant can get crowded though, even at lunch. So make sure to come early to have a table.

Ellis Gourmet Burger – Place St Catherine, Place Sainte-Catherine 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 514 23 14

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about Ellis Gourmet Burger – Place St Catherine also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Shanghai: “Oriental style food for a very good price”

We went for dinner in restaurant Shanghai after a visit to Pairi Daiza. We parked our car right in front of the restaurant, very convenient. We sat outdoors on the terrace looking out over the garden. Tip for parents: there is a small playground for the children in the huge garden. The restaurant itself is big and spacious. A little tacky maybe, but it is an Oriental restaurant after all.

Staff was friendly and accomodating. On the menu you’ll find Chinese and Thai cuisine. We all opted for Thai cuisine. The food arrived quickly and was great, considering the price. I only paid 13,50 euro for my Ti pan with beef. The portion was big en the meat was served sizzling in a small pan. The duck was a little bit dry, but besides that, the taste of the dish was great.

If you’re a fan of oriental food, this is a great place. Prices are low, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

Shanghai, Rue du Sewoir 115, Lens 7870, Belgium
+32 65 22 99 72

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about Shanghai also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.