Ferri Restaurant (Ghent)

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An azure blue storefront, an open kitchen, a round counter, wooden benches… At this vegetarian bistro opened in 2020, Jethro Ferri and Julie Julie Van Gysel (ex-Belfort) sure do love vegetables, which they cook brilliantly with a penchant for Italy. Just take the lovely little plates we ate the day we stopped by: green cabbage and flageolet beans enthroned in a buttermilk emulsion, accompanied by a buckwheat galette filled with carrots and mimolette cheese; homemade ravioli stuffed with roasted pumpkin, pecorino, thyme and sage in tomato sauce; a tasty barley risotto with celeriac and samphire; and for dessert from Jethro (who used to work in a Tartes de Françoise workshop), a stunning combo of sunchoke, chocolate, meringue and amaretto – light enough so you’ll leave floating on a tiny cloud. // Anita Kane

FEELING THIRSTY? Natural wine lovers: Blizzard, a white from Château Lestignac in the Dordogne (€7.50 a glass), and Amarè, an Umbrian red from Conestabile della Staffa (€43 a bottle); plus cider-based cocktails (Apple Cider Mule with ginger beer and local Dada Chapel vodka, €12); Cantillon gueuzes (€12 for 375 ml); and non-alcoholic bevvies, like ginger-lime lemonade (€9) or mocktails (ginger beer, apple juice, lime and shrub, €9).
PRICE: Plates €16-22.

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