RECIPE : SALADE LIEGEOISE

A salad for those with cold feet! Lukewarm or hot, as a main meal, this is ideal for coping with the arrival of colder, darker evenings!

As its name suggests, it is a dish typical of the Liège region. A unique, quick and easy dish for weekday evenings.
And as its name does not suggest, you can mix potato wedges, green beans, lardons and wine vinegar with it. There are many variations on it: at Ze Agency, we have tested an anti-gaspi version by adding to it cream made out of potato peelings, and there is a version from the Champagne region with fresh spinach instead of beans. Delicious every time!

The traditional recipe is here!


WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS : NEMO 33

Both a diving centre and an unusual restaurant, the place will suit both professional divers and novices for a first dive, and non-divers who enjoy what they eat!

Nemo 33 has a swimming centre with 3 pools, one of them 33 metres, making it the world’s second deepest diving pool. Which is good for groups, divers and non-divers: here, you can watch yourself through the swimming pool portholes, which open into their de-li-cious Thai restaurant and its maaagnificent terrace (some people even get married down there). The only downside is that it is better to wait for it: the staff are not the most cheerful, friendly or most organised.

Info & contact: they are active on Facebook but as their site is down at the moment, here is their address: Rue de Stalle 333, 1180 Brussels, Belgium and telephone number: +32 2 332 33 34.


GOOD PLAN : BLABLACAR

The good plan used by all of our trainees, no questions asked!

They leave for Maastricht, Zaventem, Paris or Reims without any problem and for a few Euros, yet they do not own their own motor vehicle. They are simply registered on this ultra-effective community car-sharing platform.

Whether a driver or future passenger, we recommend that you download this wonderful little app or visit their website.


ADDRESS : 69, RUE DES ANGLAIS

“This is not an address!” It is the name of a home delivery breakfast concept (in Liège Province, excluding bulk deliveries and special occasions) to wake you up, and also your taste buds.

A variety of small and large options, sweet and/or savoury, “spécial temps moche – je m’en fous je suis une princesse”, “spécial automne – même pas froid”, “dimanche en famille”, “on va s’aimer”, etc. are offered and regularly change composition according to the time of year and the mood of the couple who devised the concept.
We have already given and received these breakfasts, which are as attractive as they are tasty, prepared using good (very good) fresh products, prettily packaged and delivered with a contagious smile (it does seem that their customers’ attire and heads very much play on their good mood). N.B.: always make sure you have a little extra bread so that you can do justice to the generous garnishes and jams.

To order a breakfast to be delivered to the Ze Agency team (for example), come this way!


WE LOVE IT : THE BREAK

A Belgian series which has not been available for long on Netflix for which we have all stayed glued to the screen: we look forward to the second season!

The Break has attracted lovers of the series, used to a style very similar to “Broadchurch” or “True Detective”, especially novices, who have quickly become hooked by the suspense and the ambience of the series. And it is especially unusual to be driven by quality fiction whose names and landscapes are typically Belgian! So grab your popcorn and blankets now!

As for us, we will wait, listening to generic music again and again, as Belgian as the series: BalthazarThe Man Who Owns The Place.


APARTMENT : A HOUSE ON THE HILLSIDE

Ze Agency only offers furnished flats; you can also rent houses like the one called “Chemin des Cèdres“.

Overlooking Liège, on the hillside, it is one of the most beautiful houses in the chic, quiet district of Cointe. The place is ideal for lovers of art and comfort by virtue of its location, facilities, three bedrooms and fully renovated spaces, decorated by a local artist. A new arrival on our list of lettings which we warmly recommend!

Further info on houses and flats in Brussels and Liège: http://www.zeagency.com


CULTURE : JYVA’ZIK

We had planned to speak to you about it this year because it is/was/will be perhaps always your Plume‘s favourite festival!

In an unlikely place in Walloon Brabant, the doors of an immense hangar, much more than it looks on the surface, open annually, generally over the first weekend in November, into a totally crazy, out-of-the-ordinary world: a 30s festival at which everything is thought out, decorated and turned into reality down to the smallest detail. Concerts, performances and costumes, wrestling events, barbers, impeccably dressed festival-goers and Lindy Hop dancers, everything is there to make you think that you have travelled through time and arrived in a different era.

This year, shock and anxiety: the festival organisers have announced that they will be stopping everything to devote their efforts to online sales of sardine conserve and pâté. There is real unease amongst the Ze Agency team…some people think that the festival will go ahead anyway…on 3 and 4 November: http://www.jyvazik.be/



No, Autumn is not sad in Belgium! :)

 

 

Here it is, automn ! 


Leaves are going to fall off and the weather to become cooler. But no way to feel depressed! Ze Team shares with you their favorite activities which will made your Belgian autumn nice !
If you don’t already know what you’ll do in Liège in October, don’t worry ! All people from Liège will certainly recommend you to go to the “Foire de Liège“. From  September 30th till November 12th, you can discover more than 170 attractions. Another “must see” in Liège ? If I you are in Liège on the 
7th of October, you shouldn’t miss the “Nuit des Coteaux” ! The whole historic center is enlightened with candles, and you’ll find lots of bars and music.


And what about Brussels? Children there are going to be the VIP of october ! They
will have fun with a pile of Lego (and you, too) during the Bricklive. And if you want to go back in time, Brussels proves you that it is possible, thanks to the playful and alive exhibition Dino World, you’ll know all the history of dinosaurs!

 


The apartment “Chemin des Cèdres” is back to ZE Agency’s school !

Here we are: streets are filled with crowd, the weather is like autumn is there already, and we are all back to school.

 

Also here, we have changes, a new apartment entered ZE Agency: Le Chemin des Cèdres. This house has been decorated by a local artist, has 3 chillin’ rooms, a large garage and a terrace to enjoy the last rays of sunshine (if there is any!).

 

We have to say that for the moment he passes all his examinations:
In geography? It hangs on the hillside of Cointe, a really appreciated neighborhood. You can dive into your sofa and have the view of the green space while being only a few minutes from the city.
And in geometry? Again it is not the last of the class since it offers a large and modern livingroom opened on the kitchen at the first floor, and a large second floor where you will find the bedrooms.

 

So if you want to be a good student, do not hesitate to have a look at it !

Let’s back to work, but with a big smile!