Saturday, May 16, 2015

more exploring - upper town

the next day we got up and after breakfast went to the train station to buy our tickets for the train the Amsterdam next week and then took a guided (by Phil and a Kindle book) walk through the upper town- our real first stop was the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) which was wonderfully informative and had audio guides with demos of many of the collections' instruments.  We had a lunch there on the top floor of the former Old England department store- and then headed out into the city-

on to the walk-

a fabulous dinner rounded out the day and as evening fell the Grand Place was lit with rainbow colors for gay pride-


 amazing oyster starter for me and foie for Phil

incredible veal chop for me and pigeon for Phil-

palate cleanser-

the dessert menu-

raspberry and chocolate mousse for Phil and a raspberry mousse and sabayon sauce with dark chocolate mechanical shapes for me-

finally the mignardises-

nighttime at the Grand Place- lit for gay pride! really beautiful - and it brought out the crowds to see the light show---

tomorrow off to the train in the morning for our trip to Brugges on the day with the best weather forecast! so stay tuned!

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