Breakfast in Brussells, Belgium

Un petit-déjeuner-buffet dans un hôtel de Bruxelles, en Belgique.

Le Warwick Barsey hôtel a une ambiance cosy, notamment grâce à ses lumières tamisées. Un style très britannique comprenant boiseries et bar à whisky.

Le petit déjeuner est servi dans la salle de restaurant immense et décorée de tableaux, de fauteuils, de lustres et de vaisselle en porcelaine.

On peut y trouver des croissants, des œufs brouillés, du bacon et des saucisses, du saumon fumé, mais aussi des fruits, des jus, des pains de différentes sortes ainsi que des laitages.

C’était très bon, particulièrement  avant d’attaquer une journée pluvieuse.

A buffet-breakfast in a hotel of Brussells, in Belgium.

The Warwick Barsey hotel has a cosy feeling, thanks notably to its soft lights. It is very British styled, including wooden panellings and a whisky bar.

The breakfast is served in the huge restaurant room, which is decorated with paintings, sofas, ceiling lights and chinaware.

For breakfast, we can find croissants, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages, smoked salmon and also fruits, juices, various kinds of bread and dairies.

It was very good, particularly before starting a rainy day.

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

© Cyril Bitton

Breakfast experience by Cyril.

Breakfast on the move (Paris to Brussels)

Here is the calm atmosphere of a Thalys train in the early morning.

In the North of Paris and towards Brussels, the sun is hidden behind the mist.

About the breakfast:

You can choose it sweet or savory. I chose the savory one, but it only has an impact on half of the menu.

Mine was:  ham and Comté cheese, whipped cream (which, surprisingly, goes very well with the ham and cheese), peach, orange juice, apricot jam and buttter to go with the bread. The classic pain au chocolat still warm, coffee with milk if needed, no sugar thanks.

A second chance is given to the traveller if he would like a second pain au chocolat or more coffee.

(brkfst experience by Romain)

Breakfast in Marrakesh (Morocco)

In these pictures :
Freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit salad, assortment of moroccan (unfortunately unnamed) cheese, fig jam, butter, varied bread including M’semmen.
M’semmen is a  morrocan pan-fried flat bread, like a folded pancake. Made of wheat flour and semolina, it is best eaten warm and dipped in honey !
It can also be stuffed with sweet (such as ground almonds and sugar) or savory (onions, parsley…) mixtures.

And not in the pictures…: mint tea (not visible because we hadn’t the chance to keep the teapot on our table !)

Breakfast in Manoir des Douets fleuris, Cancale (France)

This French breakfast combines traditional and international tastes.

Talking about traditional, it includes local exclusives : Malo yoghurt, homemade jam, Bordier butter and galettes bretonnes (an equivalent to crêpes) !

(Breakfast experience by Sovanna)

International case

Recently, I asked myself if I should or not publish a certain unidentified breakfast.

You see, when you  have a noodle soup in Asia, bacon and eggs in US or bread and jam in France, you don’t really think about it and suppose that your not wrong if you call those breakfasts “traditional”, point them out on the map, add nice pictures ….. Ok published.

Now, what if the breakfast is an unidentified eating object ? Or what if you get the feeling that it could be from anywhere in the world ? Those questions raised with this case :

An omelet. Seen in US and in UK. In Mauritius ? I would have said that this is a touristy breakfast. I then found out that Mauritius is the 7th country in the world in term of egg consumption. Funny hé (the 1st being Mexico) And that my friend had eaten this breakfast in a hotel chain in Mauritius.

Like the banana crepes seen in Thailand and Indonesia… Have they traveled from France or US to Asia with tourists or are they a slight variation of local crepes …?

I would say that small banana crepes, fruit salad, orange juice and French toasts are nowadays traditional international shared breakfasts. A reference and a way to reassure oneself anywhere in the world.