Posted on 27 January 2013 by Danny
In the mood for Bud and Miller Lite? Go to Chiles. If you want to taste the very best Belgian craft beers as well as some fantastic food, the place to go is The Globe Dine Bar in Garden Grove located on the city’s historic Main Street. This place is unique in that they showcase a new menu every month from a different country around the world. Of course, their core menu of Belgian favorites are constant staples.
On to the beer! The Triple Karmaliet is the first beer I tried and I was surprised at how light and fruity it was considering it’s potent 8.4% ABV (Alcohol by Volume). Fun times ahead!
Their Pork and Duck Rillette is tasty and a great pare with that beer.
Speaking of beer, it appears that mine has disappeared. What has come highly recommended is this. The Straffe Hendrik. A deep caramel flavor masks the whopping 11% ABV. As Ric Ocasek of The Cars would say, let the good times roll!
The Globe Short Rib is their signature dish and I can see why. It’s incredibly delicious boneless short ribs with natural jus and sauteed veges (spinach, asparagus, golden beets). It’s also served with gratin potatoes. This was so good!
I wasn’t sure I had enough room for dessert after all this food and beer but I was told their Checkerboard Chocolate was something not to be missed. As its name implies, it’s a checkerboard of White, Milk and Belgian Callebaut Dark Chocolate. And yes, I’m glad I didn’t miss this.
One thing that I couldn’t indulge in, at least on this trip, was their 70 ounce Chimays. That’s right. If you’re able to down one of these behemoth drinks, you’ll become one of their Chimay Ambassadors and get your lush mug shot on their Facebook page!