Tag Archives: Inventive

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 […]

Paste – Bangkok

What? An aristocratic Thai restaurant. For who? A sophisticated man who wants to find modern and unusual flavors. With whom? His business partners for a tasty lunch. My feeling ? Paste is an address that differs from other places of the city. It proposes to rediscover Thai cusine by reinventing recipes with a modern twist. […]

Saturne – Paris

What? A Nordic restaurant in Paris. For who? A modern man. With whom? His rock and roll, and foodie girlfriend. My feeling ? Saturne is a both contemporary and natural address. The Nordic design goes perfectly with the pure plates, made ​​Chef Sven Chartier’s creations. That day, the cream of shallots, Shinsha oyster and cucumber […]

Akrame – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 24 Jan 2016 / 0 Comment

What? A place inhabited by a culinary artist, connected to his emotions and his roots. For whom? A spoilt foodie, looking for unique flavors. With whom? His foodie friends coming from abroad, when they meet in the City of Lights. My feeling? Akrame is a wonderful discovery for The Foodalist. Emotional and inspired, chef Akrame […]

Souvenir – Ypres

Posted by Amélie on 23 Dec 2015 / 0 Comment

What? A incredible gifted chef, closed to his nature. For who? An epicurean esthete. With who? A carnivore, to prove that vegetables cooked with talent have many flavors to be discovered. My feeling? I am often asked what my favorite gastronomic places are in Belgium. I would advise Souvenir, for sure. Through its pure white […]

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, […]

Caffè Stern – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 29 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, in the 2nd district. What? An lovely Italian with fresh and quality products.  For who ? A lover of fine Italian cuisine. With whom? A romantic lady. My feeling?  This former engraving shop was renovated by Philippe Starck and has now become a unique restaurant, combining modernity while preserving its original style. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]


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 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 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 […]