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Easter Escape

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and nestle on top of Brussels in a cosy Deluxe Panorama Room. On Easter Sunday, enjoy a special sit down brunch at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar with friends and family.

Easter Package - The Hotel. Brussels

The « Easter Escape » package includes:

Book your « Easter Escape » package via The Hotel website.

Easter Brunch on Sunday 05/04:

Info & reservations by phone (+32 504 13 33) or via email (reservations@therestaurant.be).

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels

Pierre Balthazar presents his cuisine | 16/03 – 04/04

La cuisine de Pierre Balthazar at The Restaurant: From 16th March to 4th April

Pierre Balthazar - The Restaurant

A warm wind has blown through “The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar” in January, introducing the new Spanish collaboration that will complete the multicultural concept that characterizes the menu. And so, Pierre Balthazar welcomed chef Macarena de Castro of the restaurant Jardin* in Alcùdia, for a total immersion into the accents of the South. The connoisseurs among us were able to taste the delicious gastronomical dishes created by the two chefs.

After the excitement surrounding the first « Diner à 4 mains » of the year – Pierre Balthazar now offers a new take on his concept, which he has fine tuned and where he establishes his Belgian touch.

The Walloon chef at the stove

Pierre Balthazar - The Restaurant

This March, The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar will offer a 3 and 4 course menu exclusively dedicated to his cuisine.

Over the course of 3 weeks, and throughout 3 special menus, Pierre Balthazar invites us to discover his culinary « label »: the result of a gastronomical journey filled with boldness and curiosity, that carries with it a sense of humility, generosity and the uniqueness of an atypical chef.

The concept of “The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar”, where guests are invited on a gastronomical journey and can enjoy dishes based on 9 seasonal products prepared by Pierre Balthazar with inspiration from his international friends, will be put on hold. However, these 3 weeks will be very promising on a culinary level and will be in line with the high-quality approach that typifies The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar!

The cuisine of Pierre Balthazar – what can we expect?

Pierre Balthazar - The Restaurant

The secret to the cuisine of Pierre Balthazar is revealed through the very characteristic way he cooks: by always aiming to please.

His cuisine has a meaning and is based on listening to his guests. Veal sweetbread, sole with shellfish… All refined tastes that will take you back to your childhood, your memories, encounters, and travels.

Carefully preserving the cultural coherence in all his creations, it is thanks to his journey and his acquaintances with foreign chefs that he breathes new life into this respectful approach with a large sense of diplomacy.

One can recognize his dishes in the blink of an eye; a very clean presentation, longitudinally dressed, without any frills or aesthetic details which aren’t meant to be.

The star of the menu is the seasonal harvest. Pierre does not transform it, but he strengthens the flavor and enjoys playing the role of a catalyst, while at the same time respectfully preserving the origins and history of these great ingredients. For him, there is no ostentatious fusion, only passion!



Pierre Balthazar - The Restaurant

  • From March 16th until March 21st
  • From March 23th until March 28th
  • From March 30th until April 4th
  • 3-course menu at 55 € without wine or 73 € including selected wines
  • 4-course menu at 60 € without wine or 79 € including selected wines

Info & reservations:
By phone +32 504 13 33 or via email reservations@therestaurant.be

Opening hours:
Monday from 19h00 – 22h00
Tuesday till Saturday from 12h00 – 14h30 and from 19h00 – 22h30

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar

Brussels Food Truck Festival | 8, 9 & 10 May

The largest annual gathering of food trucks in Europe is back !
This second edition will be even bigger and more tasty !

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2015 Edition

During 3 days, the European capital sets the stage for a new generation of culinary artisans, creators, passionate cooks and daring entrepreneurs.
In the context of the “Iris Celebration” the Brussels Food Truck Festival offers you an exceptional tasty journey…innovative, surprising or traditional for the pleasure of foodies of all ages !


In a warm and cozy atmosphere, we invite you to a real discovery and delicious adventure. A large public event open to everyone (free entrance). We are expecting around 80,000 visitors and approximately sixty Food Trucks coming from Belgium, Holland, France, Luxembourg …. a wide selection of street food from different cultures & backgrounds to discover there.

Dates & locations

From Friday, May 8th at 4.30PM to Sunday, May 10th at 9.30PM.

The Food Trucks will be 200 meters from the Grand Place and offer you a tasty journey from Boulevard de l’Impératrice to Monts des Arts, close to the concerts and events of the Iris Festival on Sunday. An ideal location easily accessible by public transport.

More information

Brussels Food Truck Festival – Website
Brussels Food Truck Festival – Facebook Page
Brussels Food Truck Festival – Facebook Event

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Detox Package | Review by Brussel’s Kitchen

It was two weeks ago, it was already too long ago. We’d been invited at The Hotel for the weekend, to try out their new Detox Pack.

Think detox, think spa, massage and lying around doing pretty much nothing. Perfect program. And as the hotel was only a few streets away from both our houses, we thought we might as much do this seriously, and bring our whole house with us : running shoes, computers, swimsuits, photo equipment : all we needed for a relaxation weekend while working on Brussel’s Kitchen. Best plan ever. …

Read the full article on the Brussel’s Kitchen website.

Work-A-Tonic 23/02 | Sunset Edition

Another amazing WORK-A-TONIC Sunset Edition thanks to YOU!!!

More than 500 of you enjoyed rooftop views of Brussels whilst sipping cocktails and listening to our DJ’s mix.

See you next Monday in The Bar !
More info: www.workatonic.be

Giveaway – Tickets for Museum Night Fever

No cultural blackout in our museums! On Saturday 7 March, no fewer than 23 museums in Brussels will be opening their doors for Museum Night Fever, the annual celebration of Brussels museums. Read our blogpost about Museum Night Fever for more information.

The Hotel offers 2x #2 tickets for Museum Night Fever via the giveaway below. The competition will end Sunday 1st of March at 23:59, and the winners will be notified via email. Good luck! :)

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Ermenegildo Zegna Showcase

Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the world’s leading fashion houses, showcases its craftsmanship at The Hotel. Brussels & The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Showcase by Ermenegildo Zegna

 The Fashion Brand

Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house that makes men’s clothing and accessories. It is the largest menswear brand in the world. Founded in 1910 when Ermenegildo bought his father’s textile looms, it is now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family and remains in family ownership. The head designer is Stefano Pilati, formerly of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.

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Ermenegildo Zegna store in Brussels

Address: Boulevard de Waterloo 30, 1000 Brussels
Phone: 02 511 41 57

« Dîner à quatre mains » with Macarena de Castro

Pierre Balthazar of The Restaurant invited Macarena de Castro for a collaborative culinary session on January 27 and 28. You can watch the delicious results here.  

About Macarena de Castro

This Spanish chef has been cooking from an early age and cut her teeth with master chefs. Her restaurant, Jardin*, was crowned with a Michelin star in 2012 and has become a successful family business as well as a true hotspot for foodies.

Macarena de Castro

The chef of the house

Pierre Balthazar, the chef and current “Culinary Director” of The Restaurant, has been on a bold and eclectic journey and he owes his open-mindedness especially to his 10 multicultural years at the head of Council of Europe’s kitchens.

He can draw from this experience to create a unique concept for The Hotel, by offering a range of the best culinary influences globally, in close collaboration with his international network of chefs, who have also become his friends.

Pierre Balthazar - Culinary Director at The Hotel

Valentine Menu by The Restaurant

Want to discover if love really goes through the stomach?

Valentine 2015 The Restaurant Menu

What better way to show your loved one how much you care than taking them out to a romantic dinner? The Restaurant proposes a special menu for lovebirds, showcasing different cuisines, all accompanied by our sommelier’s wine selection.

Find the menu here: Valentine Menu 2015 – The Restaurant

Interested? Reserve your romantic dinner in The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Salon du Chocolat (06-08 February 2015)

Do you adore chocolate? Then the ‘Salon du Chocolat‘ is heaven sent!

Even more artisans, conferences, workshops, and demonstrations to delight all ages at the second Salon du Chocolat in Brussels! For 3 days, come to Palais 1 of Brussels Expo in Brussels for exceptional tastings and demonstrations.

Marcolini Chocolatier


The Salon du Chocolat is the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate.
Created 20 years ago in Paris by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, the Salon du Chocolat takes place in major cities across the world: Paris, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Lima, Salvador da Bahia, London, Zurich, etc.
Brussels now represents a key date among the European events.


Last year, the show attracted nearly 30,000 visitors throughout 3 days. Belgian visitors from all regions came most often as a family, but also with their friends, and showed themselves to be very enthusiastic and excited about this first event.
This was, without a doubt, a long-awaited event.
Don’t forget that the average Belgian consumes 9.77 kg of chocolate per year, per person!


Got chocolate cravings while staying in The Hotel? The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar offers until Sunday February 8th exclusive chocolate pastry’s in The Bar.

Chocolat @ The Bar


Tastings, demonstrations of recipes, pastry classes, conferences, workshops for children, …. Visitors can expect to be treated with a full programme of both festive and educational activities. Last but not least: don’t miss the famous Chocolate Fashion Show with exceptional outfits made out of chocolate.


In advance:

Adult /Student / Senior: € 8.50
Children from 3 to 12 years old: € 5
Free under 3 years old
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children from 3 to 12 years old): € 25

On show site:

Adult: € 8.50 Friday/ €10 Saturday and Sunday
Children from 3 to 12 years old: € 5
Free under 3 years old
Senior (from 60 years old): € 8.50
Student (student card required): € 8.50
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children from 3 to 12 years old): € 25

More information:

Salon du Chocolat – Visit.Brussels
Salon du Chocolat – Official Website

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