It was a dark and stormy night… not really…
It was a dark and cold night … for sure…
And 3 little pigs went out to play… ok… whoa… there were 3 of us – but that is where the likeness ends! But looking for a place to play is correct. It was after 8pm on a friday night and we had hoped to try out a new tapas spot just off Flagey (they were full and we hadn’t booked – so our own fault..) #sadface
When Mr Drapper saved the day by proclaiming that he knew of another spot just around the corner… and lo & behold… we found ourselves in a fabulous little wine bar LES PENATES
If you can’t imagine the funky painted walls and decor – just look at the picture below 🙂 and realise that this has a wonderfully relaxed and laid back attitude… ssynonymous with wine & tapas bars across the city!
We even managed to find a table at the back with 3 bar stools… and settled ourselves down with a bottle of red wine…
and some of their delicious tapas…
Dip de légumes (6.80€ for 3 dips: hummus, olive tapenade and something called “anchoïades” – plus an assortment of dipping veggies)
We also ordered some Carottes à la marocaine (around 3€)
but more importantly was the beautiful assortment of charcuterie & cheeses! (10€ for small & 15€ for large)
this was also served with a basket of bread… and although their menu is limited… what they do have to offer is of excellent quality and it isn’t too badly priced.
would I return – most definitely – as it is within our neighbourhood, the offerings are tasty and it wont cost you an arm & a leg! They also offer wifi and a big Plus for spring/summer is that there is a terrace in the back…
address: 42, rue de Vergnies 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, BELGIUM
telephone: +32 (0)2 850 82 77
Opening all days except Monday – 11h00 to 101h00, or until 02h00 on weekends, and on Sundays from 17h00 to 1h00