Now if you look carefully in the lower centre of the top map photo in yesterday’s post and in the bottom left corner of the second map photo, you will see a name : ‘Chez André ‘.
We were driving around Brielle, looking around from the comfort of the car in between cloudbursts of rain, and for a café or restaurant that was open and had parking close by so that I didn’t have to walk far.
It’s public holiday, and almost all of the towns businesses are closed for the day so we start to think that we aren’t going to find anywhere, but by chance “Chez André” is open and due to the foul weather, there are parking places aplenty right outside the door.
This looks like a really cosy place to take shelter in and have something nice and warm for lunch.
Himself orders ” Toast Champignons” which consists of toast with fried mushrooms, onions, bacon, egg and cheese…
Since I’m allergic to mushrooms, Himself rarely buys them to cook at home for himself, so it’s nice that he can order them when we are out sometimes.
Little Mr. says a pouty “no” to everything on the menu and dithers until Himself just orders him a “Tostie” (toasted cheese sandwich), he then moans that he doesn’t want it while it’s being prepared and proceeds to inhale it once it arrives. (kid, we know you better than you know yourself).
The photo was taken reluctantly because he wants to eat right now! Check out the little fingers waiting to pounce back onto it (eek, if I had only seen at the time how grubby his fingernails were! ugh!)
Kiwi Daughter opts for “kroketten” (meat croquettes) an item that’s probably in the top three of national Dutch take-a-way favourites…
I fancy a hamburger and go for the “Hamburger Hawaii”, with salad, pineapple, and there’s a portion of fries to share…
All good solid Café fare.
We have fun with Kiwi Daughter as she ventures to try a sliver of pickled gherkin from my plate and screws up her face in an excessively melodramatic fashion as the sweet/sour taste hits home.
She gives it thumbs down .
(I can’t wait until my kids” taste buds grow up!) but has earned herself dessert by at least giving it a go.
It’s cheap here too… amazingly for The Netherlands;
Himself’s mushrooms were Euro 7.50, my burger was Euro 8.95, the two kroketten with bread were Euro 5.95 and with drinks and the rest of the meal it came to around Euro 25,- for the four of us.
Wow. I’m rather impressed actually. The meal was fine, the kids are having fun, the service was friendly (never take that for granted in the Netherlands!)
…and there is even a very nice surprise in store after we have finished our warm food, but that’s for you to find out about tomorrow…