We were trapped in the small town of Brugelette for several hours over lunch, so we tried out the town's sole restuarant. The owner was very straight-forward when I asked for a vegetarian meal: "no". Nothing on his menu was vegetarian. "Oh, you have a salmon pasta, could you just leave the salmon out?". Answer: "the pasta has salmon". "You have vegetables and so forth, could you just put them on a plate without meat?". Answer: "that is not on the menu". "Could you just cook me an omlet?". Answer: "that is not on the menu".
We thought we finally had a breakthrough when he grumpily agreed to do a vegetarian goat's cheese salad. This is what he brought out:
Yes, he deliberately wrapped the goat's cheese in bacon, and said I should give it a try since I would like it.
Afterwards he didn't want to serve me dessert, since I hadn't eaten my main.