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Host: Ine

Brussels, Belgium

USD
$36-$92 per person

Gourmet Belgian-inspired cuisine in a modern Brussels home

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Ine

Ine grew up near Ghent in East Flanders and learned to cook from her father. While her mother cooked during weekdays, it was her father who recruited her help to create special meals for friends they hosted over the weekends. Ine now hosts her friends at her home and we hear that they wait to be invited for gourmet meals at her modern, minimalist apartment. Her apartment overlooks gardens of neighboring homes and is a peaceful oasis in the city. Like many Belgians, Ine grows her own herbs on her balcony and makes use of them in all her food from her creative mocktails and flavored water to her soups and appetizers. Ine is a communications professional but her passion is gastronomy. Menu planning and experimenting with the latest culinary techniques is one of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoys eating at gourmet restaurants and staying abreast of new cooking trends. Ask Ine for recommendations of some of the best restaurants in Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge and Ghent.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join Ine for a modern, gourmet Belgian inspired meal in her modern home. Ine's food is light and creative and offers a wide variety of flavors, textures and colors following culinary trends. Your meal will be served in courses, typically an hors d'œuvre, a starter, a main and dessert. Your menu might include dishes such as green pea gazpacho, squid with tomato coulis, roasted chicken and herbed potatoes and whole roasted dorade. Ine cooks Belgian inspired international cuisine. Her flavors are delicately balanced and offer a variety of textures.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Ine at her modern kitchen in the heart of Brussels. With a refreshing drink in hand, pick up a few cooking tips and techniques as you cook a gourmet meal with Ine. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about two hours before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. You will also learn how to simply but beautifully present the meal you made.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) Meet Ine at her apartment and walk together to Le Marché Bio, a covered organic market less than a 10 minute walk away. Explore seasonal vegetables, fruits and breads from the local region before purchasing a few ingredients for your cooking class in Ine's kitchen. Please note that on Sundays, you may explore a local farmer's market instead.

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Hors d'œuvre of marinated olives and cured meat
  • Appetizer of green pea or other gazpacho
  • Main of squid in a tomato coulis or whole roasted herbed dorade
  • Dessert of white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Traveler reviews

Ine is a true artist with food! After the heavy stews and rich sauces I tasted in Belgium, Ine's fresh, light and colorful dishes were a delightful respite. She is a wealth of knowledge about the city and its restaurants and takes great pride and care in creating and presenting her dishes. I had a truly wonderful meal and delightful afternoon with the lovely Ine. Even the way she presented me with drinking water was fun - in tall bottles filled with fennel, thyme and cucumber in one and strawberries, lemon and mint in the other. It was spa water! She is a wonderful person to chat with about Brussels and her passion for food and presentation really shines through. Her pea gazpacho was a vivid green and the calamari in tomato coulis just melted in my mouth. I had a wonderful food experience with Ine in her minimalist, modern apartment in Brussels.
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador July 27, 2017

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Ine

$36-$92 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$56 $38 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$92 $76 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$56 $38 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$92 $76 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 4:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Ine

Ine grew up near Ghent in East Flanders and learned to cook from her father. While her mother cooked during weekdays, it was her father who recruited her help to create special meals for friends they hosted over the weekends. Ine now hosts her friends at her home and we hear that they wait to be invited for gourmet meals at her modern, minimalist apartment. Her apartment overlooks gardens of neighboring homes and is a peaceful oasis in the city. Like many Belgians, Ine grows her own herbs on her balcony and makes use of them in all her food from her creative mocktails and flavored water to her soups and appetizers. Ine is a communications professional but her passion is gastronomy. Menu planning and experimenting with the latest culinary techniques is one of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoys eating at gourmet restaurants and staying abreast of new cooking trends. Ask Ine for recommendations of some of the best restaurants in Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge and Ghent.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join Ine for a modern, gourmet Belgian inspired meal in her modern home. Ine's food is light and creative and offers a wide variety of flavors, textures and colors following culinary trends. Your meal will be served in courses, typically an hors d'œuvre, a starter, a main and dessert. Your menu might include dishes such as green pea gazpacho, squid with tomato coulis, roasted chicken and herbed potatoes and whole roasted dorade. Ine cooks Belgian inspired international cuisine. Her flavors are delicately balanced and offer a variety of textures.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Ine at her modern kitchen in the heart of Brussels. With a refreshing drink in hand, pick up a few cooking tips and techniques as you cook a gourmet meal with Ine. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about two hours before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. You will also learn how to simply but beautifully present the meal you made.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) Meet Ine at her apartment and walk together to Le Marché Bio, a covered organic market less than a 10 minute walk away. Explore seasonal vegetables, fruits and breads from the local region before purchasing a few ingredients for your cooking class in Ine's kitchen. Please note that on Sundays, you may explore a local farmer's market instead.

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Hors d'œuvre of marinated olives and cured meat
  • Appetizer of green pea or other gazpacho
  • Main of squid in a tomato coulis or whole roasted herbed dorade
  • Dessert of white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Traveler reviews

Ine is a true artist with food! After the heavy stews and rich sauces I tasted in Belgium, Ine's fresh, light and colorful dishes were a delightful respite. She is a wealth of knowledge about the city and its restaurants and takes great pride and care in creating and presenting her dishes. I had a truly wonderful meal and delightful afternoon with the lovely Ine. Even the way she presented me with drinking water was fun - in tall bottles filled with fennel, thyme and cucumber in one and strawberries, lemon and mint in the other. It was spa water! She is a wonderful person to chat with about Brussels and her passion for food and presentation really shines through. Her pea gazpacho was a vivid green and the calamari in tomato coulis just melted in my mouth. I had a wonderful food experience with Ine in her minimalist, modern apartment in Brussels.
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador July 27, 2017

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$56 $38 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$92 $76 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$56 $38 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$78 $64 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$92 $76 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 4:00pm-9:00pm
FAQ

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