Just One

On a random Tuesday night we decided to go out for a date to a Belgian restaurant, Sur La Place.

There are two reasons why I love this place, 1) they have awesome beers and 2) blood sausage! More places should offer blood sausage or black pudding!

I got just one beer with dinner, the Petrus Oud Bruin by Brouwerij Bavik of Harelbeke-Bavikhove, Belgium at 5.5% abv.

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A sour Flanders beer. Slight hints of cherries, almost earthy. Apples, vinegar, and crisp. I love this style, so refreshing.

Ladies Date Night! (with our driver, Jack)

Friday night, Jack and I took Kristen out on a dinner date in DC since her boyfriend was out of town.

We didn’t make reservations to get into our first choice but luckily another Belgian Restaurant was across the street, Sur La Place, and we got in there after a little wait.

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I ordered a St Bernardus Abt 12 by Brouwerij St Bernardus, Belgium Considered a quadrupel at 10%abv.

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Pours a very dark brown, mmm, yeasty and bready, but sweet like plums and vanilla, figs and cloves. Smooth,boozy and medium carbonation.

I was starving and drank this while munching on the delicious warm bread and butter. So good!

I really like Sur La Place because everything seems to run a little slower there. Yeah, it may take a while to order the food and get the food, but you don’t feel like you are being rushed. Its nice! You can enjoy sitting down to dinner for a while and getting a chance to enjoy the conversation and the company.

I ordered the asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon and a blood sausage with lentils. I love blood sausage! And now I’m starting to feel like an adult because I like asparagus!

Next I ordered the Westmalle Trappist Dubbel by Brouwerij Westmalle in Belgium 7% abv.

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Pours dark brown with a reddish tint, very smooth, velvety and sweet like dark fruits and caramelized sugar. This beer was basically my dessert, so good! Just sip and enjoy!

What a wonderful date night! Thanks for joining us Kristen!