Although Arlon has its share of gourmet adresses, Le Belvédère in Rue du Marché-au-Beurre provides hearty food at fair prices in a friendly setting. Admire the photos of Arlon's carnival gilles behind the bar, drink local Trappist beer Orval (the patron is a member of the brotherhood) and enjoy regional fare alongside more exotic specialities, courtesy of the owner's Brazilian wife).
Arlon is associated with the potent Maitrank, or May drink. It originates from the Middle Ages when German Cistercian monks planted Asperula Odorata (woodruff) in local woods. Sprigs of the plant are macerated in white wine for up to 48 hours. Orange and sugar are added, then Cointreau or cognac. The Maitrank fesival in May is one of Arlon's most popular folklore events. By Sarah Crew.