Friday, April 4, 2008

Of Wafels (and Dinges)


Blondie and I have been fans of Wafels and Dinges since the Belgium's Special Wafel Envoy first hit the streets last October. The light and crispy Brussels Wafel...love it. The chewy, sugar crystal bursting Liege Cinnamon Royale Wafel topped with whipped cream and drizzled in Belgian Chocolate (see above)...love it, too. There is room in my heart for much wafel love. When I read that the Chief Wafel Master, Mr. T DeGeest, was introducing a savory wafel, I knew I had to check it out...

Last Saturday when I went out to purchase my instant yeast to make my own pizza dough, I stopped by the Wafels and Dinges truck's Saturday spot in front of the Key Food on 7th Avenue in Park Slope and to my delight they were serving the new Savory Wafel with the Flemish Four Cheese Sauce. Sweet. (Or should I say, Savory...?)


Lawman and his bro, Lawman -in-law, opted to split a Liege Cinnamon Royale Wafel with Beligian Chocolate and Whipped Cream, but as good as that sounded I was on a mission and nothing was going to stop me from tasting the Four Cheese Wafel. I placed my order and waited while they freshly prepared my Brussels waffel. Once the wafel was ready and the cheese was ladled on and the concoction was garnished with chives, I was ready to chow down.


The verdict...
certifiably delicious. The four cheese sauce was wonderfully warm, melty and creamy and the black pepper and chives were an excellent garnish. I loved how the cheese filled every little nook and cranny.

Lawman and Lawman-in-law had disdained the savory wafel in favor of splitting a Cinnamon Liege Royale with the afore mentioned whipped cream and drizzled chocolate. Oh well, more for me. After one taste of my wafel, though, they had to admit that at least on that day the Four Cheese Wafel was the clear winner in terms of taste.

Check out: for more pics of my trip to Wafels and Dinges.

Coming up: An interview with the Chief Wafel Master...

3 comments:

Blondie said...

I also got the chance to try the savory cheese wafel this past Wednesday when my friend, Silly, bought it. The cheese coagulated a little bit, maybe due to the cold winds, but you could tell that it would be delicious when warm out. I could easily imagine getting this as a brekkie, brunch, or post-imbibing food. I will have to try again when the weather turns.

Ali said...

I've never heard of a savory waffle before. It looks fabulous! :)

Stef said...

I've never heard of a savory waffle. What a neat idea!