Mixology @ The Hotel. Brussels

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What is better than spending a beautiful week-end at The Hotel in the very heart and trendy center of Brussels? Just add having a chance to attend a Mixology course by their excellent Bar Manager Fabrizio and you get it!

Mixology is the science of mixing fine ingredients with a combination of advanced techniques and professional bartenders tricks to approach perfection in taste.

Mixology @ Bar, The Hotel. Brussels

The very exclusive hotel named The Hotel in Brussels was really kind to host me and some fellows to spend two hours with Fabrizio Sbarufatti, Bar Manager and incredible Mixologist.

Read the full article about the Mixology event | Live Work Create

Laetitia Faure is a French woman working in trends and communications. She decided to achieve her dreams in 2014. The Hotel was kind enough to make one of her dreams come true: learning Mixology.

Mixology @ The Hotel. Brussels

Pierre Balthazar becomes The Hotel’s Culinary Director

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Pierre Balthazar - Culinary Director at The Hotel

The Hotel has chosen to outsource all food & beverage activities. Pierre Balthazar, from Belgium, will be responsible for both the culinary identity and the operational organisation of the new restaurant, bar and lounge on the ground floor as well as the meeting and events side of The Hotel.

Aldert Schaaphok, Vice President Operations Pandox AB, explains: “The quality and appeal of the food & beverage product are of low quality in most hotels in Brussels, with hardly any exceptions. It is very common in the international hotel business to outsource the restaurant activities. At The Hotel, we have decided to outsource this part to a professional, external party as well. Pierre Balthazar will bring considerable culinary knowledge, experience and creativity to the table”.

The Hotel will still have full responsibility for the commercial and marketing activities.

Pierre Balthazar
Pierre Balthazar (43) is no stranger to the complexity of restaurants in the hotel business. He started his culinary career with Yves Mattagne and subsequently, he has worked as Executive Chef at various top hotels in Belgium and Germany. For the last ten years, Pierre Balthazar has worked as Executive Chef of the Council of the European Union, where he was a.o. in charge of the exclusive and prestigious dinners during the state visits and meetings of the European Top.

The Hotel completely renewed in September
The end of the renovations is near: as of September, The Hotel will have a total of 421 renovated rooms, 10 new meeting rooms (of which 8 are located on the top 3 floors with spectacular view of the city) and 2 completely renewed ball rooms and a foyer on the first floor.

The restaurant with open kitchen, as well as the bar and lounge will be located on the ground floor with a magnificent view of the Egmont Park and will also be opened at the start of September. Culinary Director Pierre Balthazar has developed a unique, culinary concept for the restaurant, of which more will be revealed next month.

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Boulevard de Waterloo 38
1000 Brussels
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