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

« 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

The Restaurant adds Hispanic flavours at the beginning of the year

The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar is delighted to welcome Macarena de Castro from restaurant Jardin* in Alcùdia (Spain) amongst its chefs and international collaborators.

Pierre Balthazar will welcome the Spanish chef to celebrate this new distinguished collaboration and they will prepare 2 lunches (27 & 28/01) and an exclusive diner (28/01) together at The Restaurant*. Book this gastronomic experience now!

Macarena de Castro

Like her predecessors – Michaël Fulci from Les Terraillers* in Biot, Oth Sombatch from Aux Trois Nagas in Paris and Luigi Taglienti from Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala* in Milan (who she replaced) – who all followed Pierre Balthazar’s concept, Macarena de Castro has to use the same 9 basic ingredients and transform these with her expertise and Pierre’s help into an incredibly varied menu!

Macarena de Castro

The sensory journey through Spain and its gastronomic culture cannot be missed, whether it is for a business lunch for those who are in a rush, a 2- or 3-course menu for those who are curious or for a truly Spanish 6-course degustation menu for the Epicureans among us, whether or not accompanied by a matching selection of Spanish wines. Such a beautiful moment of sharing and conviviality is unfortunately only available to a limited number of guests, so do not hesitate and book now*. *By reservation only

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

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Pierre Balthazar invites Macarena de Castro for food prepared by 2

Lunch on January 27 and 28 from 12:00 to 14:30

4 selected options:

  • Business lunch, 27 € or 33 € with Spanish wine included
  • Lunch 2-courses, 45 € or 57 € with Spanish wines included
  • Menu 3-courses, 55 € or 73 € with Spanish wines included
  • Degustation menu 6-courses, 120 € with Spanish wines included

Dinner on January 28, 2015 from 19:00 to 22:30

  • Degustation menu 6-courses, 120 € with Spanish wines included

Information & reservations


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

The Restaurant welcomes Macarena de Castro

At The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar three international guest chefs are invited by Pierre Balthazar to propose their interpretations of the same basic ingredients. Pierre Balthazar welcomes Spanish Chef Macarena de Castro

Macarena de Castro

Pierre Balthazar says goodbye to good friend Luigi Taglienti (*) of restaurant Trussardi alla Scala (*) in Milan, and welcomes Macarena de Castro of restaurant Jardin (*) in Alcúdia, Spain. She creates a Spanish & personal interpretation of the 9 seasonal products for The Restaurant menu together with Pierre Balthazar. Come and discover her interpretation in The Restaurant as from January 2nd.

Also known as ‘the Mallorcan’, Maca de Castro, chef-owner of the Jardín (*), since she was born in 1981 and from 18 years has been working at the stoves. She found her vocation by attending conferences, traveling and performing stages. From her beginnings as a sous chef, she has combined work and training, both at the Balearic Escola d’Hoteleria as with renowned chefs, including Hilario Arbelaitz, Andoni L. Aduriz, Ferran Adrià and Julian Serrano. She gave a dissertation at the Madrid Fusion and has a Michelin star since the 2012 edition.

The Restaurant menu is created by the personal interpretations of the 9 seasonal ingredients by Macarena de Castro Jardin (*) in Alcúdia, Spain, Michaël Fulci Les Terraillers (*) in Biot-Cannes, and Oth Sombath of the Thai restaurant Aux Trois Nagas in Paris 16ème.

Spring Package

Do you feel spring in the air?

How about seeing some spring on your plate? Rediscover the fresh vegetables, asparagus and fruits you’ve been missing all winter at The Restaurant. A four course meal will offer spring delights according to the Thai, French and Italian cuisine, ending with a dessert created by Claudio Renzi.

The Restaurant packages - Spring

The ‘Spring’ package includes a lunch or dinner at The Restaurant:
– Mise en bouche
– Thai course
– French course
– Italian course
– Dessert by Claudio Renzi
– Accompanying wines selected by our sommelier
– Coffee and water

The package also includes:
– Stay in The Hotel (flexible rate)
– Breakfast
– Parking

Bookable for stays from 01/05/2014 – 20/06/2014 via The Hotel Brussels

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

New Year Package at The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar

Are you in for a gourmet start to the new year?

Nothing says ‘This will be a good year’ than a fantastic groumet experience, so that is exactly what The Restaurant has in store for you. Celebrate new beginnings with a five course meal that showcases the creative inspiration of our chefs, and kickstart the year on a culinary note.

New Year Package The Hotel. Brussels
 The ‘New Year’ package includes:
– Champagne apéritif
– Mise en bouche
– Thai course
– French course
– Italian course
– Belgian course
– Dessert by Claudio Renzi
– Accompanying wines selected by our sommelier
– Coffee and water

– Breakfast is also included.

>> Book your stay at The Hotel including a New Year Package

 

Louis Vuitton exhibition at The Hotel Brussels

Louis Vuitton Exhibition “Special Orders – Travel Collection”

The Hotel likes to inspire you: eight showcase cubes surround the seating area of The Bar on the ground floor, and offer a platform to local and international creative talent related to art or fashion.

Our Neighbour Louis Vuitton is the first to showcase with a very exclusive exhibition of small bags for make up, watches and accessories called “Special Orders – Travel collection”.

Louis Vuitton, trunk maker since its beginning, has symbolized the art of travel since 1854, by combining aesthetics and functionality and creating travel objects that epitomize the French art de vivre. Since 1997, with the introduction of Marc Jacobs as artistic director, the Maison has broadened its horizons to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches and jewelry, thanks to a brilliant mix of craftsmanship, intuition and innovation.

The selected objects for the exhbition the Boîte Flacons, the Coffret Trésor and the Coffret Montres are all perfect illustrations of Louis Vuitton’s historical know-how. Since 1978, Louis Vuitton has been a part of LVMH/Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault’s leading luxury group, and can boast an exclusive network of 466 stores in 66 countries worldwide.

Practical information: http://www.therestaurant.be/the-bar-lounge/

The Bar at The Hotel Brussels