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Savour Authentic Belgian Cuisine in a Beautiful Home in Ghent provided by Traveling Spoon

Savour Authentic Belgian Cuisine in a Beautiful Home in Ghent

Savour Authentic Belgian Cuisine in a Beautiful Home in Ghent
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About
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Belgian home with your host Suzy. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Suzy is an incredibly warm, wonderful and delightful host with a lovely sense of humor. She is also a creative cook who makes her own sambal with peppers from the garden. Her home (which is the house she was raised in) is a beautiful and peaceful haven filled with beautiful Flemish art inherited from her family and surrounded by gorgeous rambling gardens. Suzy's favorite memories of growing up always involve the dinner table, where she remembers enjoying healthy, delicious food and delightful conversations with family. She is now excited to create new memories over food, hosting travelers and engaging conversation at her table. Suzy is particular about cooking with high quality ingredients - she gets her meat from a local butcher that personally sources from a local farm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Begin your culinary adventure with a walk around Suzy's lush garden dotted with fruit trees and several varieties of herbs. Then sit down with Suzy and Bob to a hearty meal, a creative take on Belgian cuisine. Your meal will start with appetizers like a variety of pestos with homemade bread followed by a seasonal first course like maatjes (salted herring) or white asparagus a la Flamande (only available in May and June and sourced from a farm in Holland) and a fresh salad or soup. This is followed by a main course which includes a fish or meat dish that Suzy procures from a butcher that raises his own cattle accompanied by fresh a seasonal vegetable side and homemade bread. You might try Ghent Waterzooi (creamy chicken stew), vol au vent (chicken and mushrooms in a bechamel sauce), fish or steak for a main. Your Belgian meal will conclude with homemade ice-cream or Belgian chocolate mousse. Your meal is served on elegant silverware and china and is accompanied by fine wine or specialty beers and freshly baked fresh bread. Coffee or tea is served upon request.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Begin your culinary adventure with a walk around Suzy's lush garden dotted with fruit trees and several varieties of herbs. Then sit down with Suzy and Bob to a hearty meal, a creative take on Belgian cuisine. Your meal will start with appetizers like a variety of pestos with homemade bread followed by a seasonal first course like maatjes (salted herring) or white asparagus a la Flamande (only available in May and June and sourced from a farm in Holland) and a fresh salad or soup. This is followed by a main course which includes a fish or meat dish that Suzy procures from a butcher that raises his own cattle accompanied by fresh a seasonal vegetable side and homemade bread. You might try Ghent Waterzooi (creamy chicken stew), vol au vent (chicken and mushrooms in a bechamel sauce), fish or steak for a main. Your Belgian meal will conclude with homemade ice-cream or Belgian chocolate mousse. Your meal is served on elegant silverware and china and is accompanied by fine wine or specialty beers and freshly baked fresh bread. Coffee or tea is served upon request.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P533
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private home cooked meal with your host Suzy
  • Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province Meet your host Suzy at her home in Ghent. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Ghent home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Belgian culture and cuisine together.
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private home cooked meal with your host Suzy
  • Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province Meet your host Suzy at her home in Ghent. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Ghent home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Belgian culture and cuisine together.
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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ManindraS2018
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Do yourself a favor and book this
Sep. 2019
There's a word for the feeling you get when you meet people and it seems as though you've known them for much longer...I don't know what that word is, but, I do know what that feeling feels like, because that is what we felt all throughout the evening we had with Suzy and Bob at their lovely home in Ghent.

Myself and my two companions were traveling around London and Belgium for the previous 5 days, and as we are prone to do, had mostly been ignoring our health and not caring about what we ate or taking time to reflect and relax. You know how people say they need a vacation from a vacation? Yeah, that's the road we were headed down.

The one good thing I'll say about how we travel is that we absolutely love meeting new people, and so we had booked this dinner in advance knowing that it would be something to look forward to. It turned out to be one of our most memorable experiences in Belgium, one that I will remember for a long time to come.

Bob and Suzy were gracious right from the start, showing us around their home and making us feel comfortable and welcome, answering all of the questions that our curious minds could think of. When traveling to a different country for the first time, it's tough to learn things that only locals would know, Bob and Suzy were immensely helpful on that front.

As I mentioned earlier, we hadn't been eating too well on the trip up to that point (waffles and beer seemed to have been 90% of our diet), and the food that Suzy cooked up for us to eat together was not just incredibly tasty, but it felt incredibly good for our souls. We felt like we were renewed through the food. Suzy gave us the recipes to use, and although I know I won't be able to cook it half as well, it's certainly worth a try.

Most importantly, any experience like this is about the people you meet, the friends you make, and the time spent in good conversation. Our party was sad when the night had ended, we would have loved to spend several more hours with Bob and Suzy but time doesn't slow or stop for any of us, no matter how much we want it to. I know my companions and I will be back at some point, and we'll go out of our way to see our new friends in Ghent.

Thanks for the excellent memories.
Written 19 September 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
ltknock
ltknock
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Incredible Ghent evening that will forever bring joy!
My husband has Belgium ancestry and I love to cook so it was natural that we booked a cooking lesson with Suzy and
jkooker
jkooker
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Delicious food with a lovely hosts
We did this as a couple for lunch on our day trip to Ghent and the host, Suzy, was wonderful. We prepared several c
kimmadbrux
kimmadbrux
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Lovely day in with Suzy and Bob
I had booked this cooking experience for my boyfriend as a birthday gift....neither of us are experienced chefs or
jph1210
jph1210
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Wonderful unforgetable experience.
From the minute we met Suzy & Bob we felt most welcome in their beautiful home. Suzy is an amazing cook and we enjo
Indiesblue
Indiesblue
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Wonderful fun cooking and visiting.
Spending time with Susy cooking and visiting was a wonderful Hiexperience. We got great cooking tips, recipes and
Lunamastin
Lunamastin
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WE in Gant
I was in Gant for my job and I want to do some activity during the we. I read about the opportunity to have a full
Dan R
Dan R
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One of the best evenings of our entire trip!
Suzy and Bob welcomed us into their beautiful home, and Suzy worked with us to make a delicious meal. She showed us
melrand
melrand
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Inspirational and Life Changing Evening!
The Traveling Spoon Cooking Experience in Ghent with Suzy is a must-do if you are visiting Belgium! Truly, I cannot
Rik T
Rik T
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Great Host(s)! Very Very Nice People! A Great Time!
I couldn't possibly say enough good things about cooking with Suzy and her husband Robert. The most important thin
Atlanta_Gator
Atlanta_Gator
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Traveling Spoon in Ghent
This was our first experience with Traveling Spoon and it was wonderful. It was like having a dinner party with goo
Stacey L
Stacey L
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Such a lovely evening, highly recommend!
Suzy and Bob are the perfect hosts, warm and welcoming. We had a delicious meal and enjoyed interesting conversatio
Lorene B
Lorene B
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Our absolutely best night in Belgium!!!
My husband and I cannot thank Suzy enough for her outstanding hospitality and beyond describable delicious food! S
Sarah E
Sarah E
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Absolutely wonderful evening with Suzy!!!
My mom and I (I’m 20 years old) spent the night cooking with Suzy in her home. I would call her an incredible host,
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