Used in many typical Belgian dishes, the Belgian grey shrimp is often described as the “queen of seafood” and caught daily by local fisherman in the North Sea. Hotel Amigo, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Brussels, is taking guests on a daytrip to the Belgian Coast to hunt for the grey shrimp in their very own iconic Petit Bateau yellow raincoat.
The grey shrimp, a treasure of the North Sea, is fished in the traditional way in Belgium, on horseback or on a shrimp fishing boat. A typical way of eating the shrimp is to stuff them in tomatoes with lemon juice and mayonnaise, also known as tomaat garnaal, or in the very tasty shrimp croquette.
Guests of Hotel Amigo will be able to spend half the day on board of the “Cragnon” shrimping boat leaving from the port of Ostende. Dressed in the iconic Petit Bateau yellow raincoat for protection from the vagaries of the sea, they will learn how traditional Flemish fishermen have been practicing otter trawling for years, while the ship’s crew will teach them the tricks of the trade. Guests will be sorting, rinsing and boiling the shrimp they catch. After disembarking, they will be able to take their part of the catch back to the hotel. Hotel Amigo’s chefs will then prepare the grey shrimp
for guests to taste their own “queen of seafood”. This memorable experience is ideal for a familial trip during the summer months.
The Experience "Shrimp Hunt with Petit Bateau" is available from € 1,513.00 (city tax of € 4,24 excluded, VAT and service included) and includes:
One night in a Classic King room
3-4 hours on board of the “Cragnon” and private shuttle to and from Ostende
One Petit Bateau Iconic yellow raincoat per person
The offer can be reserved by mentioning "Shrimp Hunt with Petit Bateau" when booking by phone or email. Available all year, it is requested to reserve the offer at
least two weeks in advance.
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Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 12 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville & Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future openings: The Westbund Hotel, Shanghai in 2019 and Villa Igiea, Palermo in 2020