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A Slice of Urban Luxury at The Hotel Brussels

Discover what travel blogger and journalist Polly Allen, of The Travelling Calavera, thought of The Hotel when she checked in for five days of luxurious relaxation and panoramic city views. Here’s a hint of what she loved about staying here…

Polly Allen

 

‘Set just a stone’s throw from the exclusive shopping street of Avenue Louise, The Hotel Brussels takes its cue from its stylish surroundings and creates something that never goes out of fashion. I saw this for myself when I took the short walk from the Louise Metro station to the complex, passing Versace, Chanel and Jimmy Choo stores in the process. Stepping inside the building, my jaw began to drop as I took in the seriously chic decor – dark panelling, thick grey carpet and elevators sealed by gold doors. Definitely a classic.

My jaw continued to drop as I discovered my room’s ambient lighting, chic wall-to-wall sofa area lined with grey houndstooth cushions in soft velvet, and the fashion tomes placed alongside…’

To read the full review, please visit Polly’s travel blog, The Travelling Calavera.

Easter Brunch

Want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a gourmet Easter experience?

Share a wonderful Easter brunch with your friends and family. Prepare to be treated to a festive experience, accompanied by our sommelier’s wine selection.

The Restaurant offers an Easter Brunch on Sunday April 20th, and Monday April 21st.

The Restaurant The Hotel Brussels Belgium

The menu of the ‘Easter Brunch’ consists of:

  • Cheese gougères
  • Cat tongue biscuit with marinated salmon, fromage frais with herbs and rocket
  • White pudding bruschetta with onion compote
  • Oyster with grated cucumber and lime
  • Asparagus and egg cooked at 63°
  • Waterzooi with brill and clams
  • Lamb chops with potato gratin
  • Candied lamb with fresh vegetables
  • Red berry sorbet
  • Light chocolate cake
  • Sliced fruit
  • Coffee

The package includes:

  • Stay in The Hotel
  • The brunch at The Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • And a late check out until 2pm

Reservations for stays on 20/04/2014 – 21/04/2014

Also available as brunch (without stay in The Hotel):

 

 

Museum Night Fever 2014, Brussels

On Saturday 22 February, Brussels museums are back with a huge burst of creativity. No fewer than 24 museums are taking part in this seventh Museum Night Fever, the annual night of Brussels museums.

Museum Night Fever

From 7.00 pm to 1.00 am, musicians, DJs, performers, dancers, actors, light sculptors and fashion students will be sharing with us how they see the museums’ collections. The intention of Museum Night Fever is to provide an alternative to the classic museum visit with an experimental and multidisciplinary programme.

Once again the programme is extremely varied – details will be available online at www.museumnightfever.be.

There will also be things to do outside the museums too, with all kinds of artistic interventions around the museums, plus performances and soundscapes inspired by the museums in the shuttle buses.

For the blind or partially sighted, bookings can be made for tailored support in the form of a ‘Blind Date’, a volunteer who will accompany them all evening to make the event accessible with the help of live and personalized audio description.

Special STIB shuttles will be operating between the various participating museums from 7.00 pm until 1.00 am. The shuttle service is included in the ticket price. New this year: your ticket will also allow you to use Noctis buses.

Museum Night Fever Shuttle

Finally, let’s keep up our good habits: once again Museum Night Fever will draw to a festive close with an afterparty from 1.00 am onwards.

Practical information:
1 Museum Night Fever pass = access to 24 museums + shuttle buses STIB + Noctis lines:

  • 9.00 EUR in advance (3/2>21/2/2014),
  • 14.00 EUR on the day itself (22/2/2014).
  • A supplement of 5.00 EUR is due for the afterparty.

Discounts: Article 27 and Cultuurwaardebon / Paspartoe.
Tickets available on line + in all participating museums, Fnac, Brussels tourist offices and the ULB PointCulture.

Your pictures of Museum Night Fever On line?

  1. make your Museum Night Fever photo
  2. share it on Instagram with the hashtag #MNF14
  3. view it on museumnightfever.tumblr.com (15’ delay)

Museum Night Fever Event

Cooking with Pierre Balthazar

The Restaurant packages - Cooking with PB

Care to test your culinary know-how in Pierre Balthazar’s kitchen?

Sometimes cooking is half the fun of an enjoyable dinner together, so why not invite your friends to take a cooking class with one of the best?

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Pierre Balthazar opens his kitchen to foodies and amateur cooks who’d like to hone their skills. Of course the other half of the fun is enjoying your own dinner afterwards.

This package includes:

  • Stay in The Hotel (flexible rate, breakfast included)
  • Cooking session with Pierre-Bathazar (6 persons maximum, Saturday only)
  • Followed by lunch or dinner in The Restaurant

More information:

  • Cooking session with Pierre-Balthazar
    10h00 to 12h00, followed by lunch
    or 15h00 to 17h00, followed by dinner
  • Lunch or dinner in The Restaurant
    2 main courses and 1 dessert

Reservations for stays between 20/01/2014 – 30/04/2014

A fashion lunch in The Restaurant by IT-GIRL

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Let’s rewind to august, when I had the most amazing sleepover in The Hotel? No need to add, I wanna go back! Maybe I should give my Boyfriend the sad puppy-eyes-look along with the hint to book a room for Valentine’s Day. And please my dearest boyfriend, do include a breakfast + dinner in The Restaurant. In November I organized a fashion lunch with 5 lucky it-girl.be readers and now, two months later, I’m still craving the oh so delicious plates the chefs made for us. Yes, that’s right – I said ‘chefs’.

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The restaurant, the concept
Did you already hear about the concept? First off you have Belgian chef Pierre Balthazar who created this amazing team around him with Italian chef Luigi Taglienti (chef Trussardi in Milan, 1 Michelin star), French chef Michaël Fulci (Les Terraillers in Biot-Cannes) and Thai chef Oth Sombath (Aus Trois Nagas in Paris).

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The menu of The Restaurant is set together by these three chefs who propose their interpretations of nine basic ingredients like eggs, mushrooms, … And each chef has it’s classic and creative dish. It’s a very interesting and culinary high-end menu.

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And please, do notice the amazing environment you’re in. The Restaurant’s look and feel is spot on. Maybe at first you’ll miss out on the breathtaking view you have on top of The Hotel, but instead you’re enjoying the view of this pretty green getaway in the heart of Brussels.

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Our menu
I had the opportunity to choose our menu, but whatever you’re getting, I don’t think you can
go wrong at The Restaurant. Such an interesting choice and variety of ingrediënts and
preparations.

starter:
I choose the Italian Classic: Potato gnocchi with black truffle.
My favourite by far. This was so delicious. Everyone was ooh-ing and mmm-ing at every bite they took. Must-try!!

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A French classic which I loved, Meunière-style sole with bouchon potatoes and spinach shoots. As you can see, no ordinary plates, but nicely decorated and culinary high-end dishes.

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dessert:
Tiramusi.
Everyone will agree, the most original tiramisu we ever had!

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The Restaurant is the perfect new place to have your lunch while shopping in the fashionable neighbourhood. You have a lunch formula for only 25 euros. An it-girl must-visit!

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This guest article was written by IT-GIRL and first appeared here.

Valentine Package

Want to discover if love really goes through the stomach?

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 through four courses, all accompanied by our sommelier’s wine selection.

Valentine Package

The ‘Valentine’ package includes:
- Champagne apéritif
- Mise en bouche
- Thai course
- French course
- Italian course
- Dessert by Claudio Renzi
- Accompanying wines selected by our sommelier
- Coffee and water

Bookable for stays from 14/02/2014 – 15/02/2014 via The Hotel Brussels

Discover Brussels Ice Magic & spend a night in style at The Hotel.

Brussels Ice Magic from 20/12/2013 until 09/02/2014

For the first time the International Festival of Ice Sculptures “Ice Magic” is hosted in Brussels, in the sumptious setting of the Place des Palais. This year the theme or inspiration for the ice sculptures is comic strips. Though you will also discover a room of The Hotel entirely made out of ice.

Brussels Ice Magic including a room of The Hotel made out of ice

About 20 artist-sculptors from across the globe have reproduced dozens of famous characters and scens taken from the world of comic strips, but set in a typically Brussels’ setting…

420 tonnes of natural ice have been transformed, creating the worlds of TinTin, Quick & Flupke, the Smurfs, Gaston Lagaffe, Asterix, Boule et Bill, Thor, Spiderman, Lucky Luke, Thorgal and many others. Some of the sculptures and scenes are up to six meters high!

Especially for this occasion The Hotel has created a special offer – the Brussels Ice Magic Package – wich includes your entry for the Ice Magic Festival as well as a stay in The Hotel for one night, breakfast included!

 

 

Giveaway – BVLGARI Fashion Book

A beautiful BVLGARI Fashion Book can be yours …
All you need to do is enter our giveaway.

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Entertaining and didactic at the same time, this book is the essential complement to any jewelry lover’s collection.

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A kaleidoscopic, colorful, and dazzlingly illustrated history of Bulgari jewelry, this engaging book showcases more than three hundred objects from the late-nineteenth century to the present day.

The color illustrations are of such high fidelity that one can almost caress the pieces that for more than one hundred years have emerged from the firm’s design workshops.

The catalogue highlights Bulgari’s signature use of gold coins and serpent motifs. And an entire section is devoted to Bulgari and the film industry of the fifties and sixties. Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren are among the house’s star-studded list of fans.