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It’s time for Spring!

It’s Spring! Enjoy a well-deserved break at The Hotel and relax in one of our rooms with an exceptional view. Complete your day by taking a seat at Pierre Balthazar’s table and let your senses guide you; discover his seasonal menu around asparagus and other seasonal ingredients.

Spring Package - The Hotel. Brussels

The package includes:

Pick the room of your choice to get some well-deserved rest and recharge your batteries before summer. Freshly-cut flowers, a complimentary minibar and numerous coffee blends will help you unwind. Discover Pierre Balthazar’s seasonal cuisine around a 3 course menu – including wines – at The Restaurant. Top off your day with a visit to our Urban Spa & Fitness for a moment of pure relaxation.

Book your « It’s time for Spring! » package via The Hotel website.

Art Brussels | 24-27 April

The 33rd edition of Art Brussels will take place during new dates in 2015, with the Professional & VIP Preview and Vernissage on Friday 24th April, and the fair running until Monday 27th April. 

Art Brussels - 2015

As with previous editions, galleries will be represented in different sections, with one new addition for 2015. The new section, DISCOVERY, will feature 16 galleries who represent lesser-known and emerging artists, that have yet to find exposure in Europe.

The fair also places emphasis on individual presentation by artists with 30 galleries presenting SOLO projects.

  • A strong collectors base in Belgium and in Europe
  • 29 000 visitors during 4 days; 30% from abroad
  • A mix of established and emerging international galleries, with a strong emphasis on young talent
  • Brussels! Europe’s most upcoming and exciting art city
  • Numerous unique public and private initiatives in the VIP and Curator’s programme
  • The creative, curatorial approach, directed by Artistic Director Katerina Gregos
  • The fair to make new discoveries!

Practical Information

Dates and Hours

  • Friday 24 April: Preview (11am – 5pm) by invitation only & Vernissage (5pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday 25 until Monday 27 April 2015: from 11am – 7pm
  • Monday 27 April: 11am – 8pm

Venue

Brussels Expo – Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

Travel

Brussels Airlines and Thalys are offering preferential rates to travel to Art Brussels. Please check the Art Brussels website for further information.

Competition

Art Brussels 2015 Tickets

The Hotel gives away 5 duo-tickets for Art Brussels.
Take your chance before Sunday April 19th. Good luck!

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The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

The Culinary event of the year! Discover the best of Belgian cuisine through dedicated workshops, exquisite tastings, and an overall exciting experience.

Culinaria: The Belgium Effect

This year, Culinaria has been themed: The Belgium Effect.
Culinaria’s 2015 edition is a celebration of Belgium.

The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

Quelques mots sur le thème : L’agitation autour de la cuisine belge… Cela fait un moment qu’on en parle, plusieurs années déjà que Culinaria l’imagine, la presse, le subodore, la met en mots sous forme de Manifeste (voir notre onglet Ceci n’est pas un manifeste )… L’impatience était à son comble…

Cette année se devait d’être celle de la FÊTE DE LA BELGIQUE , de sa gastronomie, de son terroir humain et de son image sur la scène internationale, un BELGIUM EFFECT en guise de thème de l’année pour l’édition 2015 de Culinaria.

Date:

06/05/2015 – 10/05/2015

Location:

Tour & Taxis
Avenue du port 86c
1000 Bruxelles

For more information about Culinaria:
www.culinaria2015.com


The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel

Make sure you don’t miss out on this exclusive package! This package includes:

One day Culinaria VIP Pass including 7-course tasting menu, VIP lounge access, champagne open bar + gastro workshops and gourmet market.

End the day with a cosy stay in the room of your choice. And start the next day with a tasty breakfast at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Book your « The Culinaria Experience by The Hotel » package via The Hotel website.


Giveaway – 1x VIP DUO TICKET for Culinaria

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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
http://www.therestaurant.be

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!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

THE CUISINE OF PIERRE BALTHAZAR
3 MENUS OVER THE COURSE OF 3 WEEKS [PDF]

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
http://www.therestaurant.be

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 !

Brussels Food Truck Festival Image

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 !

Ambience

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