Tag Archives: Gourmet

NOMA 2.0 – Copenhagen

I. THE STORY The origins of the movement The Noma restaurant has changed the history of Scandinavian cuisine. In 2003, no one spoke of Nordic cooking, but with the help of Redzepi and his business partner Claus Meyer in 2004, Nordic chefs gathered in Copenhagen to discuss the creation of a new Nordic cuisine based […]

Ginza Onodera – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 27 May 2015 / 0 Comment

Where?  In the 1st arrondissement of Paris. What? A real omakase, where the chef makes your sushi following his inspiration. For who? An authentic sushi lover. With whom? His boss, in love with Japanese food, to prove he shares the same refinement and authenticity. My feeling? This delicate journey begins as soon as the wooden and paper […]

Hertog Jan – Bruges

Posted by Amélie on 06 May 2015 / 0 Comment

A few minutes away from Bruges, you will find a modern gastronomy institution: Hertog Jan. Two years ago, I had the chance to taste Gert De Mangeleer’s cuisine and he completely conquered me. When I came back recently to visit his new location a few miles away, I was again overwhelmed by his amazing cuisine. Hertog Jan is […]

La Villa in the sky – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 01 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

At the top of the ITT tower, overlooking Brussels, the Villa in the sky has everything to become famous.   Indeed, that’s the exact place where Alexandre Dionisio – former head chef at Alexandre restaurant and Topchef semi-finalist in 2010 – moved his team to join the Villa Lorraine.   This premium blend gives rise […]

Colonel – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 13 Feb 2015 / 0 Comment

In a Newyorker buzzing atmosphere, one of the new meat lovers paradise has just opened in the Louise neighborhood in Brussels.   Benoît Vano, already well known in Brussels nightlife (Anarchic, Libertine supersport…) is at the head of this ambitious carnivorous project.   With Anais, his wife, they chose to develop an exclusive place with […]

Emily Ristorante – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 22 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments

I introduce you the brand new restaurant about which every gourmet is talking at the moment: “Emily Ristorante” opened by Degand House, our Brussels famous tailor. Emily ristorante is a very unique place that doesn’t look like any other place in Brussels. Because Pierre Degand wanted to aim high, very high, and has put all his […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Posted by Amélie on 05 Feb 2014 / 0 Comment

On the Place Brugmann, there is a new spot opened by Thierry Naoum (Rouge Tomate): Chez Montaigne. In this modern and bright space, I like to meet up for a tasty lunch, and to choose delicious dishes on the inventive French menu ( lobster carpaccio, avocado, yuzu jam, fresh coriander & pink pepper; beetroot carpaccio, […]


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”, […]


Posted by Amélie on 20 Nov 2013 / 2 Comments

In Tokyo, in Minato district, I discovered Aronia de Takazawa, one of my last Japanese favourite gems. Once entered in a futuristic setting, I felt to transported in space, and landed in the exclusive Yoshiaki Takazawa’s universe… Each night, his wife Akiko welcomes only 10 guests with great kindness and attention to every detail. She […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Selecto – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 28 Sep 2013 / 0 Comment

In the center of Brussels, rue de Flandre, there is the Selecto. A modern bistro where food happiness is in the plate. The Selecto is the perfect place to enjoy elaborated and savoury dishes in a lively atmosphere, with a good bottle of wine. Roasted foie gras, stewed white peaches with Sichuan pepper and toasted […]


Posted by Amélie on 24 Sep 2013 / 0 Comment

In the Châtelain neighboorhood, there is Point Albert. A huge window that contains culinary treasures made by the Chef Arno.
 He has made a very attractive catering area: a counter of cold cuts and cheeses (coppa is amazing), and another one full of delights. I do not know where to start as all the dishes are […]


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.   […]