Fodor's Expert Review 't Fornuis
Burrowed deep in the heart of old Antwerp, there is something likably stubborn about the defiantly traditional t' Fornuis. Stock Flemish surroundings with heavy oak chairs and beamed ceilings are the setting for some of the best (and priciest) food in the city. Charismatic Michelin-starred chef-owner Johan Segers likes to change his French-accented menu regularly; however, roasted sweetbreads with a wild-truffle sauce are a permanent fixture and worth trying. He also tends to stop by for a quick chat with just about every diner, if only to explain what it is you're eating. While you're waiting for your visit, take a chance to look at the restaurant's wonderful collection of miniature stoves.
Antwerp, Flanders 2000, Belgium
- An old-world setting and a generous owner always willing to chat
- High-priced French cooking that more than lives up to the bill