After an incredibly long “6 hour trip from JFK to Brussels (which became 48 hours long), I could think of nothing better to make me happy than to eat some moules frites. We walked just two blocks and found a place named ‘T Kapiteintje. It was full of blue hairs quietly enjoying their food. I figured this was a good sign (locals and no tourists), so we sat and ordered.
Antonio ordered the Croque Monsieur ( €5.90). It was in between disappointing and wonderful. The disappointing part was the bread it was served on, simple plain white bread. The wonderful part were the fillings. The cheese was rich and sumptuous. He could not stop raving about how good the cheese was.
I’m sure you won’t be surprised when you hear I ordered Mussels in white wine ( €20.60). These were simply superb. Out of the whole bunch only 3 were not open. The portion was more than generous, easily enough for two people (even though I ate it all by myself). I was starting to feel like a pig, until I saw two women each with their own massive mussel portions. Each mussel was fat, plump, and juicy. The broth was incredibly fragrant. It included a mix of garlic, onion, and celery. Simply delicious.
The fries were fine. Nothing amazing, but nice.
In total the meal came to €30.70 (with a glass of wine and a beer). Definitely visit this place and order the moules, you will not be disappointed.
‘T Kapiteintje is located at Rue Sainte Catherine 30 in Brussels, Belgium in the Dansaert – St Catherine area