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Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local provided by Traveling Spoon

Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local

Experience Authentic Belgian Cuisine: Cooking Lesson and Meal with a Ghent Local
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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Join Suzy in her modern kitchen and learn to cook three Belgian dishes that might include a soup or dessert, appetizer and main. You can expect the cooking experience to last two hours before you sit down and share the meal you helped prepare with Suzy and Bob. You might try stoverij (juicy chunks of beef stewed in beer), vol au vent (chicken and mushrooms in a bechamel sauce), witloof (Belgian endive with cheese and ham) or Suzy's creation roast chicken with fresh garden vegetables and homemade bread. Suzy is particular about cooking with high quality ingredients - she gets her meat from a local butcher that personally sources from a local farm. Beer or wine is included in your experience! This is a wonderful opportunity to peek into a Belgian home and learn about the country, its locals and their cuisine!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
What to expect
  • Your host Suzy is an incredibly warm, wonderful and delightful host with a lovely sense of humor. Her home is a beautiful and peaceful haven, filled with beautiful Flemish art inherited from her family and surrounded by gorgeous rambling gardens. Suzy learned to cook through experimentation and from her mother who she says was a great cook. Growing up, dinner time was always her favorite memory because she enjoyed the healthy food and delightful conversations with family at the table. She is now excited to host travelers over food and engaging conversation at her table. You can begin your culinary adventure with a walk around Suzy's lush garden, dotted with fruit trees and several varieties of herbs. Please note that some parts of the dishes need to cook for several hours and may be cooked in advance to save time during the lesson.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Your host Suzy is an incredibly warm, wonderful and delightful host with a lovely sense of humor. Her home is a beautiful and peaceful haven, filled with beautiful Flemish art inherited from her family and surrounded by gorgeous rambling gardens. Suzy learned to cook through experimentation and from her mother who she says was a great cook. Growing up, dinner time was always her favorite memory because she enjoyed the healthy food and delightful conversations with family at the table. She is now excited to host travelers over food and engaging conversation at her table. You can begin your culinary adventure with a walk around Suzy's lush garden, dotted with fruit trees and several varieties of herbs. Please note that some parts of the dishes need to cook for several hours and may be cooked in advance to save time during the lesson.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P159
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Suzy
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province Meet your host Suzy at her home in Ghent. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Ghent home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Belgian culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Suzy
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province Meet your host Suzy at her home in Ghent. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Ghent home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Belgian culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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ltknock
Rock Island, IL28 contributions
Sep. 2019
My husband has Belgium ancestry and I love to cook so it was natural that we booked a cooking lesson with Suzy and Bob. From the moment we walked down their driveway they greeted us with extraordinary warmth. We walked along the property which included distinctive landscaping and a purposeful herb garden. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (made by us) were enjoyed on one of the three patios. With a slight chill in the air we turned in to the dining room to slowly nosh away at our chicken flambe entree and fresh roasted vegetables. After beer, wine and coffee, Suzy treated us to a deep chocolate mousse.
Our conversations were non-stop until we, sadly, headed back out the driveway for our drive to Bruges.
This was a MUST DO experience!
Written October 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jake K
Austin, TX113 contributions
We did this as a couple for lunch on our day trip to Ghent and the host, Suzy, was wonderful. We prepared several courses of the meal, including local seasonal vegetables and of course a chocolate dessert. This is a great way to have some tasty food (and beer or wine) and meet a very lovely local couple (who can give you plenty of insight on the local area as well).
Written May 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimmad
1 contribution
Apr. 2019 • Couples
I had booked this cooking experience for my boyfriend as a birthday gift....neither of us are experienced chefs or very brave in the kitchen but we both are interested in fresh ingredients and local cuisines.
I live in Brussels and he is Dutch and we love Ghent both as a day trip and for a weekend escape.
Suzy and Bob could not have been more welcoming or friendly. They genuinely enjoy hosting people and are very open and sharing of their time.
The cooking was fun. Suzy made it very accessible and not at all intimidating. The food was amazing and plentiful.
I highly recommend this to anyone interested in getting to know a local and experience a very authentic home cooked meal.
Would definitely book again!
Written April 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jph u.k
kent2 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Friends
From the minute we met Suzy & Bob we felt most welcome in their beautiful home. Suzy is an amazing cook and we enjoyed a very tasty delicous meal which was great fun helping to prepare with her. Suzy and Bob are a friendly and interesting couple and make you feel comfortable in their home. This is an experience I would highly recommend.
Written April 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lunamastin
Riells i Viabrea, Spain56 contributions
I was in Gant for my job and I want to do some activity during the we. I read about the opportunity to have a full session of Belgium cuisine close to Gant. The experience has been much better that what expected. Suzy and Bob make a really nice, charming family. Suzy cooks as an angel, she impresses me with the waterzoo. It is much more than cooking classes, they open the door of their house, they explain history about their family and I get fascinated.
I hope to repeat soon. Highly recommended.
Written January 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan R
Kansas City, Missouri, United States73 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Suzy and Bob welcomed us into their beautiful home, and Suzy worked with us to make a delicious meal. She showed us her garden and the herbs growing in it, and we got to see a quince tree!

Suzy and Bob were so considerate. They knew that I am a bit of a beer geek, so they went out and bought some local Ghent beer, and explained the history behind the "strop". Fascinating - and something you wouldn't learn in a bar or restaurant.

Our visit came near the end of a fabulous trip through Prague, Amsterdam and Belgium. and it felt wonderful to sit, relax and talk with two bright, urbane, kind and interesting people.

The food was great, of course, and Suzy gave us recipes and showed us how to prepare several dipping sauces, a chicken flambe', and chocolate mousse. We will make the meal at home, of course, and it felt great to get some hands-on cooking experience.

We stayed in Brussels, but you can take a 20-30 minute train ride to Ghent, and then catch a 25 minute tram ride to a suburban stop, and the home is a 5-7 minute walk away. If this sounds complex, it isn't - it's easy to find and get to.
Written October 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Atlanta_Gator
New Orleans, LA20 contributions
This was our first experience with Traveling Spoon and it was wonderful. It was like having a dinner party with good friends. Our hosts, Suzy and Bob were delightful, engaging, warm, and thoughtful. The meal was fabulous.

Upon arriving at their lovely home, we were offered refreshment and given a tour of their garden. We then assisted Suzy in meal prep, cutting vegetables and making a number of appetizers. Suzy is an accomplished and enthusiastic cook.

We were blessed with good weather and had our drinks and appetizers outside. This was followed by moving to another outside space for dinner and dessert.

Altogether this was an exceptional experience. I would highly recommend Suzy and Traveling Spoon.
Written June 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stacey L
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Suzy and Bob are the perfect hosts, warm and welcoming. We had a delicious meal and enjoyed interesting conversation for hours! I was travelling by myself and couldn’t ask for better company for the evening. Tip: book through the Travelling Spoon website!
Written April 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorene B
Hicksville, NY116 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Couples
My husband and I cannot thank Suzy enough for her outstanding hospitality and beyond describable delicious food! She was so kind and patient as she explained how to prepare traditional Belgium dishes with fresh from the market ingredients. First, we toured her garden which provides an inspiration to her cuisine. Then, after donning aprons, we learned how to prepare dishes from a white bean dip served with Belgian endives to the finale of what could be better than chocolate mousse made with of course Belgian chocolate! If we did not have to drive back to Bruges that night, we probably would have kept eating and talking... Although we went on to explore the rest of the country, we look back on our ten day trip and agree that this was our most favorite experience in Belgium. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Written April 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ginny E
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico5 contributions
My mom and I (I’m 20 years old) spent the night cooking with Suzy in her home. I would call her an incredible host, but she really makes you feel welcome and part of the experience right when you walk in the door rather than a visiting stranger. We sat down for tea around the fire so we could warm up from the cold, and you could immediately tell how inviting and interesting of a person we were spending the night with. Then on to the cooking....everything was so delicious and fairly easy to make!!!! We took breaks between the cooking to converse and share appetizers (white bean and half-dried tomato pesto dips). Finally, we gathered around the fire again after the delicious main course to unwind and eat our chocolate mousse. All in all, the most wonderful evening - so nice to have a home cooked meal while traveling...especially with someone who felt like a long time friend!!! Would recommend to anyone :)
Written March 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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