I have eaten well over the past week and a half. Belgium has good food.
Of course, I sampled the waffles.
You know you are in Belgium when even the vending machine has waffles for sale.
I had chocolate in both liquid and solid form.
The lunches at the conference were delightful. We often began with a salad or soup, followed by a tasty main dish, and then dessert. Kept me full all afternoon and into the evening.
Sadly this meant I was rarely up for the lovely pastries that could be found everywhere.
We were also plied with various beverages, though, odd for us Americans, we were often served wine but refused water. At SHAPE my 3 glasses were filled with champagne, Coke, and water. Good beverage day.
I discovered a new favorite beverage: carbonated blood orange juice.
Another ‘you know you’re in Belgium when…’ moment: the sign on the bus saying no food allowed includes a picture of frites in the little cone papers in which they are served. When the bus driver pointed it out 2 of my companions were holding cones of frites.