August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Nestled in the bustling first stretch of Monroe St, Brasserie V is a sanctuary of Belgium beer and amazing food. Done up in beautiful polished wood, this bar restaurant is a classy blend of the european and american neighborhood pub, but don’t sidle up to the bar and expect to order a Miller Lite.
Cooked to perfection and served the only way mussels ought to be prepared- butter, garlic and white wine sauce. If you are a fan of these delectable bivalves, you should order them.
Every Tuesday, at least in the summer, is the Slider special, a plate of three sliders made with three different recipes. This Tuesday was first bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, smoky aioli, second caramelized onions, mushrooms, Gruyere, mushroom onion aioli, and third double cheeseburger, lettuce, pickle, onion, ketchup, mustard. It would be worth going every Tuesday to see what Chef comes up with. I guess it would be good to order something else, just to try the rest of the menu, eventually.
The beer list is impressive, especially if you like Belgium-style beer. With over 150 rotating beers from around the world, taps and bottles, it’s hard to decide. The “house beer” St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the only one that is always on tap, and for good reason. It’s a full flavored, smooth brown ale with hints of caramel.
1923 Monroe St • Madison, WI • 53711
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am – 11pm • Fri-Sat 11am – 12midnight • Sun 4pm – 10pm