A Bite of Belgium opened on October 1st, 2012 with a desire to bring something unique to Las Cruces, NM – authentic and tasty Belgian cuisine at an affordable cost. A Bite of Belgium offers customers a variety of menu items, from warm Belgian waffles made with real beet sugar, to the mouth-watering “Belgian Burger” with caramelized onions and Gouda cheese on a freshly baked brioche bun. From daily baked goods and peasant-style quiche to award winning tomato basil soup, A Bite of Belgium is ready to serve Las Cruces!
What is a Liège waffle?
When Americans refer to a “Belgian waffle”, they are usually referring to a simplified version on the Brussels waffle, often made with a pancake-like batter. The Liège waffle (pronounced “LEE-AGE”) is from the city of Liège, in eastern Belgium. It is a richer, denser, sweeter, and chewier waffle. Liège waffles were invented by the chef of the prince-bishop of Liège in the 18th century as an adaptation of brioche bread dough. They feature chunks of pearl sugar that caramelize on the outside of the waffle when baked. They are the most common type of waffle available in Belgium and are prepared in plain, vanilla and cinnamon varieties by street vendors across the nation. (Wikipedia)