Whether you call it Carbonnade or 'Stoofvlees', this typical Belgian dish is found on many menus in Brussels. And if cooking this recipe might seem relatively simple, do not be fooled. Firstly, it requires a skilful blend of its different ingredients - beef, onions, beer, gingerbread and brown sugar. We will take you to the very best Brussels restaurants, specialists in cooking up this infamous stew.
C'est Bon, c'est Belge, on the outskirts of Sablon, is the ultimate address for finding typical Belgian dishes, with a friendly atmosphere and great ambiance guaranteed.
Nüetnigenough is another great locale for Belgian dishes, including the carbonnade flamande. They also have a huge beer menu.
Le Bier Circus - beer reigns supreme here too. There's a great choice, and all the dishes, including the Carbonnade, are made using beer.
Restobières offers a real gustatory journey through the Belgian culinary landscape. Carbonnade is of course part of this, and it is done particularly well.
Volle Gas, located right on the Place Fernand Cocq in Ixelles is a typical brasserie where you can try carbonnade alongside a wide range of other local dishes, depending on your mood.
Also in Ixelles, le Clan des Belges offers its Carbonnade flamande, with a Chimay Bleue beer base, with house chips - a pleasure.
In the town centre, go and take a look at Corbeau - you might already have danced on their tables on a Saturday night... but at lunch, there is a much more serene atmosphere, and just as welcoming, and the carbonnade is always so good.