If you order a Belgian waffle in Gent, there is a 99% chance it will be an industrially made pre-baked waffle. I have decided to show visitors in Ghent the true taste of Belgian waffles, following our traditional family recipe. In just one and a half hour, I’ll take you on a journey of Belgium’s finest delicacies. Enjoy the exquisite taste of local Belgian beers paired with Belgian waffles. (1) We start off with a beer tasting, where Ben explains the rich history of the specific beers and how they are produced. (2) One of my grandmother's secrets is that she added a little beer to her waffle batter. This adds to the taste and makes the batter contain more CO2, thus making the waffle lighter and more crisp. We will add the beer you find the most delicious. (3) You then proceed to your battle stations to prepare the batter and start baking the most delicious waffles you will ever have tasted. (4) You generously top the waffles with the toppings of our choosing and eat as many as you (and your tummy) like! (5) After the class you can take our magical recipe (belonging to Ben’s grandmother Alice!) home to relive your holiday in Belgium as often as you like.
Born and raised between plates of food, Ben is an ex-chef who turned to workshops in order to combine his passion for food and people! He is a Belgian bon-vivant who welcomes you in his 19th century house in one of the prettiest neighbourhoods of Ghent. Together with fellow superhost Charlotte he runs the successful Atelier Turquoise Guesthouse, welcoming guests from all over the world every day.
Waffles, as much as you can eat ;)
Group tasting of a few artisanal beers
The workshop is held in the bright space of our colourful kitchen, with a beautiful view of our cosy terrace and the Citadel Park from the balcony. All the food is served on ceramics made by my girlfriend's pottery brand Atelier Turquoise, making the waffles véry Instagram-ready ;)
Please let us know about your food allergies before the start of the workshop, so we can adapt the recipe for you :)
Traditional Instagram-ready waffles