Maasmechelen: local gastronomy

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Limburg is renowned for its Italian cuisine, thanks to her mine past. You definitely have to try out two restaurants, when you are in the neighbourhood: Osteria Cellini and Da Lidia.'

Osteria Cellini

First, Osteria Cellini, a new restaurant exploited by Marco Cellini who is very well-known in this area, as he has already worked as a chef for several years in several kitchens in Limburg. After a break, he has started his own restaurant. The restaurant opened last summer and has been fully booked every weekend since then, even for the next few months. It is an Italian bistro with a cosy and modern interior, decorated with such attention to detail. The same style is reflected on your plate. Choose a mix of sharing dishes. Osteria Cellini insists on using fresh and qualitative ingredients.

 

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Da Lidia

For the second restaurant, we go back to the roots of Marco Cellini: restaurant Da Lidia, a traditional and authentic Italian restaurant. The hostess is Elvira, Marco’s sister. Part of the restaurant is very colourful and traditional; the other part looks rather like a stylish Italian lounge. In the open kitchen, you can see how the hard-working chef preparing the Italian dishes. Do not forget to check out the detailed wine list.

 

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B-art Chocolates

If you still crave for sweets, you certainly have to try one of B-Art’s creations. This Belgian chocolatier creates very special and delicious chocolates and chocolate figures. Meanwhile, his pink and red pumps (made of white chocolate) conquer the entire world.

 

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