5 best places for seafood in Brussels
The partnership between Brussels and seafood is a long and tasty one, reflecting in large part the partnership between mussels and french fries, or moules frites, the city's iconic, must-have dish.
In 1561, the Willebroek Canal, which connected Brussels to the River Scheldt and thence to Antwerp and the North Sea, was completed, opening up daily deliveries of fresh seafood right to the Place Sainte Catherine. Since then, Brussels has been known for its seafood, and today, it boasts some of the world’s finest seafood restaurants.
There are plenty of seafood dining options for the thousands of visitors who descend annually on the city to attend the annual Seafood Expo Global. To help with finding a memorable seafood meal up to Belgian standards, here are five recommendations from some of the city's culinary insiders.
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