Let’s dine for Brussels!

Let’s raise knife and fork, support restaurants in Brussels.

After the attacks on the 22nd March, restaurants in Brussels are suffering. The restaurants and bars that make this city proud stay empty. We can’t let fear take over. That is why De Tijd and L’Echo, two Belgian newspapers launched #DiningForBrussels

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How can you show your support?

1. Go have dinner in Brussels, take a picture of your finished plate with your cutlery placed in a peace sign.

2. Share the photo with #DiningForBrussels on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and you might even win a dinner for two in a starred restaurant in Brussels.

Bon appétit!

More info on the official website.

Experience “Dinner in the Sky”

Dinner in the sky

Rise above the pleasant chaos of Brussels – to a place where overwhelming city life turns into a quiet whisper. Enjoy an exclusive dinner by a Belgian Michelin star chef with a view over the rushing heart of Brussels. Before closing your eyes in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, take one last glance at the glowing streets that never go to sleep. The next morning, an extensive breakfast will complete your stay and start your day…

We welcome you with a glass of champagne in the exclusive Dinner in the Sky lounge. Thereafter, you can enjoy a 5 course menu with a selection of wines created by a star chef. Complete your experience with a perfect night in one of our Deluxe Panorama rooms, with breakfast in the Panorama Lounge and unlimited access to the Urban Spa & Fitness.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website

Extra information

2 seats available on Saturday and Sunday
Sat 6/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 7/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 13/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sun 14/06 : 13h30 – 19h30
Sat 20/06 : 13h30 – 21h30
Sun 21/06 : 13h30
Sat 27/06 : 13h30 – 19h30 (2 places left for lunch)
Sun 28/06 : 13h30 – 19h30

Terms & Conditions

Limited number of seats available. Booking is valid for 2 people sharing the same room. Booking must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of the dinner. Bookings are non cancellable, non transferable, non exchangeable and non refundable. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance before dinner.

Book your stay & dinner in the sky experience via The Hotel Brussels website.

« Dîner à quatre mains » with Oth Sombath (17-18/06)

Pierre Balthazar welcomes chef Oth Sombath for an exclusive “diner à 4 mains”

Pierre Balthazar  & Oth Sombath

On the 17th and 18th of June, the two chefs and friends will combine their expertise at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar. During these two days, Oth Sombath, chef at the Aux Trois Nagas restaurant in Paris, will try his hand at a “diner à 4 mains” alongside Pierre Balthazar.

Discover their collaboration during a business lunch or discovery dinner in the presence of the two chefs. Prepare for a total immersion in Thai cuisine; the menu offers creations with spicy accents and dishes with unusual combinations, merging the tradition of Asian cuisine with culinary innovation.

Just like previous collaborations with the other ambassador chefs Macarena de Castro – Restaurant Jardin * in Spain and Michael Fulci – Les Terraillers * Biot/Cannes, this looks to be a promising third edition of the “diner à 4 mains” in the presence of guest chef Oth Sombath!

Oth Sombath – “the petit Prince of Thai cuisine”

Oth Sombath

After spending a long time reflecting on future improvements to Thai cuisine, this chef has found his own style by keeping it’s natural spirit intact. His work is characterized by daring techniques, transforming Thai ingredients into a delight for the taste buds. At the same time, his dishes instantly stand out thanks to their aesthetics and well-considered modernity.

Pierre Balthazar – a generous chef

Pierre Balthazar

The secret of Pierre Balthazar’s kitchen can be found in his way of working, defined by the elementary pleasure of “satisfying”. With the wishes of guests in mind, he invites them to share his memories, travels and multiple encounters with multiple great chefs. An absolute culinary generosity born out of love for seasonal products. A common fascination with chef Oth Sombath, who also pays particular attention to local products that connect each dish with the essence of satisfaction.
The secret of Pierre Balthazar’s cuisine lies in the way he worng word his trade, defined by the elementary pleasure of “satisfying”. Keeping the wishes of his guests in mind, he invites them to share his memories, travels and many encounters with great chefs. His absolute culinary generosity was born out of love for seasonal products – a fascination he has in common with chef Oth Sombath, who also pays particular attention to local products that connect each dish with the essence of satisfaction.

USEFUL INFORMATION

PIERRE BALTHAZAR WELCOMES OTH SOMBATH FOR A “DINER A 4 MAINS”

– Dinner on the 17th of June from 19:00 to 22:30

6-course discovery meal: €80 or €110 wines included

– Lunch & Dinner on the 18th of June from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 19:00 to 22:30

4 formulas:
Business lunch: €27 or €33 wines included
2-course meal: €45 or €57 wines included
3-course meal: €55 or €73 wines included
6-course discovery meal: €80 or €110 wines included

Information and reservations by telephone on +32 504 13 33
or via email at reservations@therestaurant.be.

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
B-1000 Brussels
www.therestaurant.be

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):

 

 

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

Fashion Blogger It-Girl at The Hotel. Brussels

Guest blog post by Fashion Blogger It-Girl

Who gives you fantastic skyline views? The Hotel.

A getaway in my own capital. Never done that before, but I just had to try the new kid on the block, The Hotel. It’s unique location, in the heart of Brussels, surrounded by the most exclusive shops, is just one of many trump cards of The Hotel. Fashion lovers, there’s really no better place to stay in our capital. The brand new hotel rises high above one of the most luxurious districts of Brussels with Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior just around the corner. Perfect for some serious shopping. The former Hilton hotel has had a total renovation, from past glory Hilton-style to bright, modern, stylish but yet cosy rooms, so you feel at home in a second. Thanks to a private underground car park, I entered The Hotel without parking stress. A mighty advantage to start of my stay at The Hotel.

The dark stylish lobby just breathes tranquility and elegance. The staff is really welcoming and with a glass of champagne I checked into the Deluxe Panorama Corner room. Quite curious I enter the elevator and off I go to the 24th floor. This sky high building reminds me of my trip to New York. But no time for daydreaming, my room’s waiting for me, located on the corner. I open the door and… hello Brussels! What a view. I’m flabbergasted, totally blown away by the 180° skyline city view of the capital. On my right I see Brussels courthouse. On my left I’m looking over Avenue Louise with beauty-heaven Senteur d’Ailleurs, a must-visit in Brussels if you love beauty.

Deluxe Panorama Corner room - view

 

I put on some home wear and immediately start exploring the room. First stop, the bath room. Hé, die hard beautylover over here, so very excited to see which amenities The Hotel has to offer. Shampoo, conditioner, body-wash and body lotion all the way from New York. C.O Bigelow is the name of the brand and The Hotel is apparently the only hotel in Europe working with these amenities. Approved big time! Also loving the huge rain shower with unforgettable view over Brussels.

C.O. Bigelow Amenities at The Hotel

All shades of white make the room look bright and spacious. I love the mix and match of cosy meets modern. Eye catcher in the room, except the view of course, is the wide white leather sofa, just next to the windows, where I quickly install myself with my laptop for some blogging. Honestly? Although I’ve got exclusive access to the Panorama Lounge, I stay in all night and order room service. Everything is provided to stay connected: fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi, big ass television with on channel number one: Fashion TV. A bloggers dream. I just love this room.

Deluxe Panorama Corner room

Fashion books in The Hotel room

Room with a view at The Hotel Brussels

Half an hour later my pizza gets delivered. The rotating oval table is just perfect, I didn’t even have to clean up my stuff on the other end. Just swing around the table and I can enjoy my pizza with a nice, cold Coca Cola from the complimentary minibar. Outside it is getting darker… Tonight it’s just me, my pizza, some drinks, my laptop and Brussels by night.

Pizza at The Hotel Brussels

It’s already past midnight when I decide to put the blog on hold for a well deserved beauty sleep. I heard many good things about the mattresses of The Hotel. The bed is huge, the Egyptian cotton feels great on the skin and with an electronic device next to the bed I close the curtains and switch of all the lights. Sweet dreams!

Deluxe Panorama Corner Room Kingsize Bed

7 am, good morning Brussels. I had an amazing beauty sleep. Last night, my head hit the pillow and I fell asleep. Not quite my habit in a strange bed. I hit snooze once again and open the curtains with the electronic device. No need to get out of bed just yet, I’m taking another minute to enjoy the view before hopping into the rain shower. I’m soo ready for breakfast!

Breakfast at The Hotel

A few floors higher you can find the breakfast room with tables facing the big windows. Oh, what to choose. Some eggs, some toast. I also fancy some fruit and the chocolate muffins are too tempting… Extra thumbs up for the fresh juice!

Unfortunately it’s time to check out after breakfast. I would like to stay a whole day and explore more of The Hotel. The room and all around views aren’t the only amazing features. Make sure you stop at the Panorama Lounge for a late-night drink, a quick lunch or just take a seat in their Fashion Library. Sky-high glamour? Yes sir! And speaking about glamour, how about an Urban Spa and Fitness overlooking Brussels? A little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody, so hit the gym for a workout and enjoy the sauna and hammam afterwards.

The Urban Spa

Whether you come to Brussels for a business trip or a weekend getaway, The Hotel offers you an amazing journey with breathtaking views, it’s unique location and luxurious rooms. Thank you to The Hotel for having me. It was a wonderful experience, and I’ll be back.

It Girl at The Hotel

It-Girl

New place to be in Brussels for foodies: AUB.SVP

Restaurant AUB.SVP – which means please –  (= Dutch + French abbreviation) opened it’s doors on the 12th of January in the former entrance of Cinéma de la Monnaie.

AUB.SVP serves breakfast and lunch based on the concept “pain-ture“. “Pain” is French for bread, and the entire word “Painture” means painting. Expect a variety of dishes on a plate supported by special bread-combinations (for example with lime, with beer, …) and every plate will tell it’s own story.  A nice dessert is also an option. The menu of this restaurant is limited to 5 options for breakfast, lunch & dessert to make sure to put quality before quantity.

Creative souls behind this concept are:

  • Kenny Bernaerts, creative chef of Yves Mattagne & Master Chef VTM
  • Yves Guns, best artisan baker of Brussels
  • Willy Grieten, Gip-food for artisan & natural touches
  • Bart Lens, Architect

The decor of AUB.SVP isn’t common at all. Architect Bart collected wooden waiters in the Sablon area to tell customers with a wink that they can expect an excellent service. Rustic walls, tables & newspaper clippings refer to the tumultuous history of this building: in the 19th Century a jeweller and a photoshop were located here, and in 1930 it became the entrance for Cinéma de la Monnaie. The eyecatcher wall inscription on the outside, still refers to this period.

We’re looking forward to the 1st reviews!

Address:
Schildknaapstraat 36
1000 BRUSSELS

More info:  www.aub-svp.be

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