DenverLogan (65) MileHi, Colorado | March 3, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
On my fourth trip to Brugge I finally made up my mind to try Den Dyver. I knew this was going to bust the budget, but hey, I´m a Pisces (Mar. 19) who ignores budgets! Anyway, last time (after the Kerstbierfest in 04´) in Brugge I hit Erasmus for wonderful moulles and aged Stille Nacht on tap...wow!
Den Dyver is more classy (and expensive), with cloth table cloths and fine decor (including fun white tree twig sculptures & creative nude pics of the kitchen staff). There was a 20 Euro pre-fixed lunch meal, but I went for the full monty: what they called a lasagna was some tortillas with chicken sausages with tasty yellow sauce, served with Witkap Stimulo bottle (and a half!). Then came a St. Bernardus 6 with medium rare kangaroo over cabbage, and pigeon mousse with wild mushrooms. Last was a cheese tiramasu with Lindeans Faro dated Jan. 06´. It was about a 60 USD lunch, which is a tad crazy, but hey, you only once...or is it we just don´t remember how many lives we´ve lived?!!! I´ll remember this meal.
You can order outside a pre-fixe menu...it´s all well prepared, gourmet food. I didn´t ask to see the beer list since it was included in my meal.