The past weekend, our beautiful city of Bruges got unexpected guests: author couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. They booked a simple room in an ordinary restaurant via Booking.com and the owner was told they'd come here for some peace and quiet.
Well, they did not get all of it. As soon as they were spotted walking through the town centre, the camera's came out. So the couple went into Le Panier D'Or - one of the restaurants on the Market Place - and ordered Flemish stew and drank Orval (one of our renowded beers).
They also made coach tour around the town and visited some of the sights. But the real reason for coming to Bruges was their dinner at De Karmeliet, the eldest of the three (Michelin) star restaurants in Belgium. Owner and chef Geert Van Hecke said they were very lucky to get a table, as they only made the reservation before travelling to Bruges. Normally you have to make reservations some months ahead! But due to a cancellation they got a table. Van Hecke said that Mila is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen and she was absolutely wild about the hop shoots (a local speciality) which she'd never tasted before, and Ashton went for the seven-course degustation dinner of 210 Euro.
It looked as they are stars without many airs, as they just took the train to Brussels, where they boarded the Eurostar to London, where Mila is acting in a new film.