After eighteen months, The Guardian Angel is back.
Orval's brewery taproom/cafe/restaurant, l'Ange Gardien,
renamed "A l'Ange Gardien" reopened on July 1st.
(Photo, above: l' Ange Gardien in 2003.)
Only the façade of the original café remains.
The new café has a very futuristic look and features
bars, terraces (patios) and rooms for visitors. There
is a main dining room on the ground floor, and there
are also two rooms that can accommodate 140 people
on upper floors.
(Photo, above: a fine meal enjoyed during a 2006
visit to l'Ange Gardien.)
The Guardian Angel has reopened with a full restaurant
menu, with small plates like bread, sausage and cheese,
up to full meals including pastas, steaks, lamb, pork and
(Photo, above: John Allison of Boulder, CO pouring
an Orval Vert in the cafe in 2003.)
The Orval Vert/Green table beer is available on tap (for the
first time!) and in bottles, and fresh Orval and one year old
vintages are offered in bottled form.
(Photo, above: Brasserie Orval from the outside.)
The cafe will be open from 11am to 9pm. Closing day
will be Wednesdays, except in summer.
See: alangegardien.be for more info.