Tag Archives: Dinner

Geranium – Copenhagen


On a gentle summer evening, in one of my favorite cities, I tasted the delicacies of an extraordinary multi sensorial chef.  Indeed, Geranium in Copenhagen became a legend last year, when its chef Rasmus Kofoed became the first Danish chef winning the 3rd star. Set on the top of a building along a sports stadium, […]

Mano Rota – Barcelona


What? A bistro restaurant in Barcelona. For who? An epicurean tired of classic Spanish cuisine. With whom? For a men’s lunch on Friday. My feeling ? This little hidden bistro, with its extremely simple appearance, offers in fact a wonderful seasonal menu where every dish is fresh and deliciously executed. Of its signature market cuisine, […]

KAMO (New place) – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 18 Sep 2014 / 0 Comment

Near the Ixelles Cemetery, there used to be Kamo. The only Michelin starred Japanese restaurant in Brussels.  Today, Kamo has moved to a different place and we are even more in love with its new decor, and its tasty meals. I could talk about Kamo for hours because it is one of my favorite Japanese […]

PEÏ & MEÏ – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 28 May 2014 / 0 Comment

Here is my Brussels last and wonderful discovery. “Peï & Meï”, a name that perfectly reflects the humility and sympathy of this authentic and modern Belgian bistro. “Peï & Meï” that means in Brusseleir a guy and a girl in the name of Gauthier and Melissa, the step-son and daughter of Evan, Gril aux Herbes’s […]

Bouchery – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 09 May 2014 / 2 Comments

At the former place of “Le Pain et le Vin” restaurant, Damien Bouchery – former Bistrot du Mail chef – has settled down a few years ago. This is today one of the most innovative, young and creative culinary scene in Brussels . In a design and stylish decor, I had a delightful time enjoying the instant […]

GRAMM – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 24 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment

Rue de Flandre, there is a lovely new restaurant: Gramm. Opened by the same team as the creperie of the same street, Gramm has already seduced the Dansaert area. Its “bistronomic” formula is indeed contemporary and the preparations of the self-taught chef Erwan Kenzo Nakata, half Japanese and half Breton, are promising. No frills or […]

DOLCE AMARO – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 15 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment

If, with my eyes closed, I had to choose a fine italian restaurant in Brussels, it would definitely be Dolce Amaro on Charleroi road. I love it, and I often return there with friends and family. Why? Because the food is fine and excellent and the service and flavors of the dishes are authentic. There […]

NONBE DAIGAKU-BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 07 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

It’s now time for The Foodalist to share one of her favorite and a little more private places. Close to the ULB, there is Nonbe Daigaku, a small and authentic sushi place. Behind this window opened a few years ago, stands the chef of the former and very famous Tagawa restaurant. Today you have still […]

BLUEBERRY – PARIS

Posted by Amélie on 05 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

In Saint Germain, there is Blueberry.  The Paradise of the crazy makis. In a Wong Kar-Wai movie decor, I discovered an inventive and original place where shizo, yuzu, truffle and mango are cleverly associated. The maki compositions are explosive and amazing: Red Rackham (tempura shrimp, marinated tuna, truffle, cucumber, spicy mayonnaise , chives and flying […]

UMAMIDO-BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 03 Mar 2014 / 0 Comment

Umamido, next to Place Flagey ? I love it, and I go back there often to have delightful ramen. During one of my visits, Guy explained me his idea to open a ramen noodle bar in Brussels after a few months spent in Kyoto after his studies in Lausanne. Everything started from there for Umamido […]

LA GAZZETTA – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 11 Feb 2014 / 0 Comment

Caffè al dente’s little sister is born. The formula resembles to the Negozio Vaffè al dente at Parvis Saint pierre: no reservation, small antipasti and the pasta and meat of the day. The place is decorated with taste and simplicity, with high wooden tables and an open kitchen. I like to go there on Saturday […]

OSTERIA BOLOGNESE – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 10 Feb 2014 / 0 Comment

In Saint Boniface neighborhood , there is Osteria Bolognese, a little piece of Italy in the heart of Matonge. In a very simple place,  I  discovered a delicatessen counter, surrounded with a few tables with vichy tablecloths. As the decor is very low key, I felt a little skeptical at first. But I was quickly charmed […]

MOMO-BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 31 Jan 2014 / 0 Comment

Close to Chatelain, there is Momo, my new Asian canteen. Its window “Tibetan dumblings & soups – sustainable food” had already attracted me weeks before its opening as dumplings and noodles are two words that make me hungry. Lhamo, a young Tibetan woman, studied political science at Brussels University. She explains me her culinary project […]

LES FILLES – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 17 Dec 2013 / 0 Comment

In the center of Brussels, there is Les Filles – Plaisirs Culinaires. Some people knew already the “hidden” place in Saint Gilles where Les Filles settled their kitchen in a former workshop. They have moved recently in a mansion in Dansaert neighborhood, and the place is still awesome. Originally, the concept was to be delivered […]

DININGS – LONDON

Posted by Amélie on 05 Dec 2013 / 0 Comment

In London, in Marylebone, there is a well-kept secret: Dinings. Dinings is THE hype and tiny Japanese restaurant. Based on the Izakaya concept, you can sip sake and umeshu while ordering thousands of little tapas. The originality of this place opened by two former Nobu chefs is its traditional Japanese cuisine with a “European touch”, […]

BULTHAUP – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 12 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

In Woluwe -Saint- Etienne, near Zaventem, there is Espace culinaire Bulthaup.
Located in the kitchens showroom, this huge, bright and design space is perfect to have a business lunch. The menu features seasonal dishes you can taste at the counter or at table. The chef is Pierre Godart, formerly cook at Gril aux Herbes and at […]

BO LONDON – LONDON

Posted by Amélie on 11 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

In Mayfair, there is Bo London , chinese chef Alvin Leung’s restaurant. Alvin-The Demon chef-is the inventor of the X-treme Chinese cuisine that reinterprets ancient recipes in a contemporary and fresh perspective. Already awarded two Michelin stars for his restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, he has now received his first star for Bo London […]

DELICATESSEN – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 10 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

In the center of Brussels, there is Delicatessen. In the friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood and a 50’s decor, you go there to compose your quinoa and sunflower seeds salad at lunch. In the evening, white tablecloths and candles are set on the tables, and Jacques-Olivier, former chef at Switch restaurant, takes place in the […]

CAFFE AL DENTE – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 07 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

Next to the Parvis Saint Pierre , there is Caffè al dente. I could talk about this place for hours. Caffè al dente represents many things for me : a place where I would have a spritz after a long day, where I would grab a panini for lunch, and from where I would come […]

LE WINE BAR SABLON – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 07 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

Rue Haute, close to the Sablon, there’s the Wine Bar. The warm atmosphere and delicious dishes of this place has totally charmed me. The menu varies according to the season, and is full of good things to discover: chicken liver terrine, foie gras, artisanal Burrata with grilled vegetables, Morteau sausage with green lentils, Irish tab […]

SUSHI IWA – KYOTO

Posted by Amélie on 05 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

A few minutes from Kyoto Station, there is Sushi Iwa.
An address we do not find in guidebooks. An insider address, where you can taste real sushi, fresh and delicious. The Late Steve Jobs said “This is the best sushi I’ve ever had” and I agree with him. The chef speaks English very well, which is […]

L’AIR DU TEMPS – LIERNU (NAMUR)

Posted by Amélie on 16 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Liernu , near Namur, there is l’Air du Temps. The well known San Hoon Degeimbre has become a Belgian gastronomic reference thanks to his original and unique cuisine , the chef respects each product in its ” personality ” with great skill and daring. With some food pairing , ultrasound, and lacto-fermentation , I […]

MAKISU – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 15 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Ixelles , rue du Bailli , there is Makisu – the sunny side of Sushi . Always looking for Japanese dishes , I went to this place many times. Let’s be honest : at first sight, I was afraid of a new kind of Sushi Shop place . Although I have nothing against this […]

NOMA – COPENHAGEN

Posted by Amélie on 09 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Copenhagen, there is Noma. Ranked from 2010 to 2012 as the “best restaurant in the world ” , one of my dreams was to taste René Redzepi’s natural cuisine. As Noma is one of the most popular restaurants in the world, it is extremely difficult to book a table there and the bookings are […]

UNICO – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 09 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

 Close to Place Saint Boniface, there is Unico. A mini “cave-à-manger” opened by former Caffe al dente waitresses and chefs. The menu offers daily a few appetizers, one type of meat, one fish and one pasta to ensure freshness and quality of the dishes. Choice of natural wines. I love: The private and unconventional place […]

LA BUVETTE – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 07 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Saint Gilles, there is La Buvette. This is one of my favorite confidential addresses. One of those that you only share with best friends, because it is too good, affordable, and tiny (14 places downstairs). The tiles and counter of this former butchery bring me back to a nostalgic time that belongs to old […]

PIGEON NOIR – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 24 Sep 2013 / 0 Comment

In a back alley in Uccle neighborhood, you will find the Pigeon Noir.
 This is a place where I have got my habits, with family or friends.
 The regional cuisine is prepared with talent and excellent products. And its owner, Henri, is a real food lover, and will entertain you with his thousands stories.   […]

GARAGE–À–MANGER – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 20 Sep 2013 / 0 Comment

This is a new address in the Châtelain neighborhood. I already loved El Camion , the retro-look foodtruck on Saint Gilles Market. Now there is the Garage-à-manger, the “real restaurant” and … I love it. A few ingredients were needed to give birth to this unusual place: a meeting of three inspired men ( Pêle-Mêle […]