Point Brugge Cafe
Atmosphere is half of a restaurant’s battle. For me, it can make or break a meal. Luckily, laid back cool causally rolls out of Point Brugge Café. Its huge windows open up and bring the outside in. And its adorable patio easily transports you to romantic far-away places.
When I got there the place was brimming with chatter and intoxicating smells which made it nearly impossible to wait 40 minutes for a table. So we instead grabbed a seat at the bar and gazed at the extensive drink menu. I sometimes prefer to sit at the bar for dinner. You’re graced with an entirely different perspective. You’re part of the action. You’re part of the experience. It’s like being in the first row at a concert or being escorted to the front of the line. You feel cooler than everyone else.
Once we settled in, we ordered the Hop Devil Battered Shrimp and Moules Frites with the classic white wine, shallots, garlic and light cream sauce. The shrimp weren’t very exciting. They were you’re basic battered shrimp. The Moules on the other hand, I could eat forever. The classic white wine sauce was rich and velvety. A near perfect flavor combination. I suggest taking the bread that accompanies the dish and letting it soak up the sauce for a good minute. Once it soaks up enough sauce, place a mussel (or two) on it and enjoy. When you wake up from that food coma you can thank me.