CINCINNATI — Taste of Belgium has opened a new store near the University of Cincinnati.
Taste of Belgium held the official opening of its new bistro located at the corner of West Macmillan Street and W Clifton Avenue in the CUF District.
The Taste of Belgium store marks the Cincinnati-based chain’s return to the area after the Short Vine store permanently closes in May 2022. The store temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic and reopened with adjustments in September 2020 before becoming a permanent location. closure.
The new location, which Taste of Belgium considers an uptown bistro, will offer two new menu items exclusive to the restaurant. The uptown bistro offers the Not a Burrito, a sweet crepe with jalapeño crema and pico de gallo wrapped in chorizo, Belgian breakfast flavored potatoes and eggs. The restaurant will also serve chorizo mussels sautéed in white wine, garlic, onion and tomato, and an updated version of Prince Edward Island mussels served with frites with chorizo, cilantro and lime.
This location will be Taste of Belgium’s 10th restaurant in the region. Other locations include Findlay Market, Crestview Hills, The Green at Beavercreek, Liberty Township, Mason, Kenwood, Rookwood, The Banks and Over-the-Rhine.
Taste of Belgium was founded by Jean-Francois Flechet in 2007 and began as a small waffle stand in Findlay Market. The menu of this chain of restaurants combines Belgian and American fusion cuisine. The restaurant has one of the largest selections of Belgian beers in the area.
In September 2023, Mr. Fréchet received the honorary knighthood of the Brewers Paddle, the centuries-old association of Belgian brewers. Fréchet achieved this recognition in part because of his promotion of Belgian beer through his restaurants.
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