Wallonia, a land of flavours
Wallonia is synonymous with gastronomy. Make the most of your stay to discover the many Walloon specialities. Whether enjoying dinner served by your hosts, in a local restaurant or directly at a producer’s, you will be spoilt for choice.
Traditional cured meats and cheeses, game, freshwater fish, snails and foie gras are an integral part of the flavours of Wallonia. Many local products form the reputation of this region. While waffles, chips and chocolate are inescapable, you can also be sure of Ardennes ham, Liège syrup, Gaume paté, Dinant biscuits and much more.
Not to mention the three hundred or so cheeses that are the ideal accompaniment to one of the many traditional beers. Ours is one of the regions of the world which has the widest variety of beers (Trappist, brown, wheat, pale or amber). Wallonia is also well known for the quality of the natural mineral waters of Spa and Chaudfontaine, two balneotherapy resorts with a worldwide reputation.
And don’t leave Wallonia without having tasted the many regional spirits (peket – a local version of gin, eau de Villée – a spirit distilled from five fresh fruits, or Walloon whisky), delicacies (macaroons, pastries and baiser de Malmedy or Malmedy’s kiss, a type of meringue, to name but a few) and sweet or savoury tarts.