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#116 Vegan lunch at the beach: Histoires d’O, Ostend

Restaurant review #116 – Histoires d’O is a bistro on the beach promenade in Ostend. I had inquired beforehand via e-mail and received a reply that they have several vegan dishes, like a pasta pesto and a dish with quinoa. We were in Ostend a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday, and had no set lunch plans, so this was more sprung of the moment. I did phone beforehand to make a reservation (which turned out not to be really necessary, still plenty of space available) and asked again about vegan options. The lady on the phone seemed to be a bit confused about what vegan means, but we decided to go anyway and hoped it would become clear when ordering. Histoires d’O is a nice place, with a vintage feel. The dark wooden furniture reminds me of old fishermen pubs from decades ago. The chairs are also very vintage, and as is often the case with retro style, not so comfortable πŸ˜‰ Service was very friendly, and the waitress had no problem checking …

#86 Nice lunch at Roberto’s Love and Food, Hasselt ***

Restaurant review #86 –Β Roberto Love and Food was a new place in Hasselt (opened in Spring 2016), on the far away side of Flanders (at least for us, coming from Bruges πŸ˜‰ ). It was not a vegetarian nor vegan restaurant, but had several vegan options or dishes that could easily be veganised.Β Roberto used to be the chef at restaurant De Levensboom in Hasselt, a well know restaurant in Hasselt with vegan options. I write “was” because unfortunately only a couple of months after its opening, Roberto Love and Food already closed again in September 2016. The owner and chef found a dream job in Malaga (Spain) and so the excitement of having a new place in Hasselt with vegan options quicklyΒ dwindled. We visited the place in JulyΒ (before the announcement of its closure), and had a nice lunch. Although you will notΒ be able to visit Roberto Love and Food anymore, I decided to write thisΒ review anyway. Maybe who knows, Roberto will returnΒ to Belgium one day, or perhapsΒ you can go taste his culinary creationsΒ in Malaga! We …