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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 […]

Nahm – Bangkok

What? A place of contemporary and elegant Thai food. For who? An experienced Asian palate, familiar with Thai traditional food. With whom? Friends from everywhere on Earth. My feeling ? Nahm is one of my favorite places in Bangkok. Chef David Thompson, who was born and raised in Australia, faced an extraordinary challenge by establishing […]

Kunitoraya – Paris

Kunitoraya is my place in Paris when I am craving for udons. At the large open counter open on the dining room, this institution prepares Japanese noodles with rice flour close to perfection. I love: The simplicity of this place and the freshness of its food; The funky colours of its walls and ceiling; Its […]

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 […]

Kadeau – Bornholm

What? A place from another galaxy. For who? A Scandinavia lover looking for unique experience and setting. With whom? His lover, to offer her fresh air and share new sensations together. Where? On Bornholm island, half an hour’s flight from Copenhagen. My feeling? If I had one night left, take me to Kadeau Bornholm… Nestled […]

Flocons de sel – Megève

What? A fine dining place where tradition is exhausted with subtlety. For who? An epicurean looking for excellence. With whom? His family for a special occasion. My feeling ? Flocons de sel is a precious place. It is one of those where you keep coming back through time to find some forgotten flavors. Superficial Food […]

Bar Brutal – Barcelona

Posted by Amélie on 13 Jan 2016 / 0 Comment

Where?  In Barcelona What?  A natural wine bar, with good and simple food . For who?  An artist. With whom?  His friends to meet and have talks in an unpretentious place . My feeling?  Brutal Bar is a perfect stopover for friends who want to find a local atmosphere and enjoy some simple dishes around […]

In de Wulf – Dranouter

Posted by Amélie on 08 Nov 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Dranouter, next to the Belgian-French border. What? A poetic fine dining hideaway. For who? A gourmet looking for authenticity. With who? His lover, to share an intimate moment. My Feeling? When I was driving to In de Wulf, I was beginning a whole process: I was giving myself a break from modern times. […]

Chez Henri – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 25 Oct 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Brussels, in Rue de Flandre. For who? A fashionable man. With whom? Friends coming from abroad to discover Brussels. My feeling? Chez Henri is an good value institution in Dansaert neighbourhood in Brussels. I like to go there for dinner to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Brussels centre. If the place would look […]

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, […]

Jin – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 27 Jul 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, near Saint Honoré street.   What? A tiny Omakase. For who? Sushi purists. With whom? A friend who shares the love of silence, necessary for any traditional Omakase. My feeling? You don’t arrive at Jin “by chance“. If you walk through the door of this very confidential place, that’s thanks to a friend […]

Cipiace – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 06 Jul 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Saint Gilles neighborhood, in Brussels. What? A small Italian cantine. For who? A Tuscany lover. With who? A bunch of friends, to remember their last Italian holiday together. My feeling? Cipiace is one of my nice discoveries in Saint Gilles area. It is a little bar where the decoration isn’t as fancy, as its […]

Disfrutar – Barcelona

Posted by Amélie on 01 Jul 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Barcelona. For who? A nostalgic of El Bulli restaurant. With whom? His lover who didn’t have the chance to taste Ferran Adrià’s molecular cuisine. My feeling? We all have different visions of gastronomy. Some people are looking for the harmony of the flavors, some others for perfection, and others are looking for imperfection. Personally, […]

La petite maison – Dubai

Posted by Amélie on 23 Jun 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Dubai, in the DIFC. What? A French brasserie. For who? A European expat missing his continental cuisine. With whom? His friends, for a busy Saturday night. My feeling? La petite Maison is a must in Dubai. All products are exceptionally fresh, and – although tastes are not original for European tourists – the […]

Uncle Babe’s – Ghent

Posted by Amélie on 10 Jun 2015 / 0 Comment

What? A burger and cocktail joint. Where? In Ghent, in Belgium. For who? Junk food addicts. With whom? With a bunch of buddies, to drink cocktails, have long talks, and realize that we would love to have dinner together. My feeling? Babe wanted to create an American informal place where you could meet for a […]

Heimat – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 05 Jun 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, in Palais Royal neighborhood. What? An Italian neo-bistro. For who? A foodie looking for modern and smart cuisine. With whom? His friend, in the contemporary art business. My feeling? Heimat modern and simple atmosphere reflects the mindset of this contemporary bistro opened by Pierre Jancou (La Crèmerie, Racine and Vivant). A bistronomic […]

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 […]

Takumi – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 25 May 2015 / 0 Comment

  What? A Japanese-style café. Where? In Brussels, near Place Flagey. For who? People looking for affordable Japanese, who are not purists. With whom? Some friends who wants to try gyoza (if those still exists). Description? Takumi is a cute modern japanese canteen offering homemade gyozas. The place is cute and cool, and the atmosphere […]

Signora Ava – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 10 May 2015 / 0 Comment

Signora Ava is the kind of authentic Italian place that makes you travel. Former Bocconi chef at the Amigo hotel in Brussels, Enzo decided to develop trendy streetfood concept along with his Italian twist. With Claudia, this cute and passionate duet brought many great things to Signora Ava. Only by reading the menu, my mind was already […]

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 […]

Roberta’s – NYC

Posted by Amélie on 05 May 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Brooklyn neighborhood, in Bushwick area What? A trendy pizzeria For whom? Young hipsters With Whom? A bunch of friends My feeling? Roberta’s is the mythical and trendy Brooklyn spot where pizzas are deliciously cooked in a wood-fired oven. In a very relaxed atmosphere, I meet my friends here to share delicious pizza with […]

Air du temps/Kadeau – Namur/Copenhagen

Posted by Amélie on 02 May 2015 / 0 Comment

I had been dreaming of Kadeau restaurant in Copenhagen for a long time. My biggest surprise was when I could attend their four hands dinner with Sang Hoon Degeimbre at the Air du Temps. As you may have already read here, Sang Hoon’s cuisine had already conquered me. That’s why, when I heard that he invited me to his […]

Marcel Burger Bar – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 23 Apr 2015 / 1 Comment

Latest Chatelain restaurant is called Marcel. A burger bar like many others? Yes, but better. Because it’s the first burger bar next to Place du Chatelain, and because Marcel emphasizes on quality and homemade products: the meat comes from Metzger, cheese is handcrafted, and french fries are freshly cut at the counter. The ones looking […]

Koy Shunka – Barcelona

Posted by Thefoodalist on 16 Apr 2015 / 0 Comment

My experience at Koy Shunka restaurant was exceptional.   To be honest, I almost canceled my reservation that day, thinking that trying another Japanese restaurant – especially in Barcelona – was not worth it.   Therefore, when I arrived at Koy Shunka, I was not expecting anything other than excellent but classical Japanese cuisine. My first […]

Moonfood – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 01 Apr 2015 / 3 Comments

More than a new spot, Moonfood is a philosphy. It’s a great new choice between eating fast food sandwiches, or healthy food to regain wellness of your body and mind. Thierry Aerts, a lunar hyperactive man, has understood the raw and healthy food trend very well. We are all tired of finding horse meat in […]

Bùn – Antwerp

Posted by Thefoodalist on 30 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Too often, Asian restaurants meant gloomy decor and frozen dumplings. That was before Bùn opened in Antwerp. Based on the concept of Vietnamese street food, this foodbar is born from the meeting of Hoa and Huibrecht, a young Eurasian couple living in Antwerp. After each of them had made their own experience in two famous restaurants […]


Posted by Amélie on 25 Mar 2015 / 2 Comments

Many people cried like me when Rosalba announced that the Gioconda store (on the place du Chatelain, where Peyrassol is now opened) was about to close…. But it was without knowing that Rosalba would launch a new project not far away from there, rue Lesbroussart, where Neptune restaurant was formerly. Piccola store is a deli […]

Racines – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 18 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Racines has a different story from the others. One day, two “italiani veri”, Ugo and Francesco, were dreaming of opening their own restaurant, no matter where. The other, they decided to compare various European capitals and finally selected Brussels for their dream to come true. Racines is different from many Italian restaurants we already have […]

Kunitoraya 2 – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 15 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Paris, near the Opera Garnier. What? An unconventional Japanese restaurant. For who? Modern kaiseki enthusiasts. With whom? A couple of friends who wants to try traditional Japanese cuisine, without any excessive budget or austere atmosphere. My feeling? Kunitoraya is an institution in Paris for his udons the Rue Saint Anne. What some people […]

Living Room – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 12 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

Everyone agrees that Brussels is buzzing at the moment. Nice and trendy concepts are taking place in different areas of the capital, thanks to young entrepreneurs, sometimes coming from abroad.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure to discover a new concept store and charming eatery in the European quarter in Brussels. Maxime, a Parisian consultant in operational strategy, […]

Chana – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 11 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

On the Parvis Saint Gilles, I recently made some pretty discoveries. Chana Pakora & Falafel is a humble wooden counter behind which you will taste nice oriental flavors. The Chana plate base is beautifully presented in fine handcrafted ceramic bowls and seduces me by its simplicity and its falafel and pakoras authentic flavors. Behind the […]

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 […]

Jack O’Shea – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 25 Feb 2015 / 0 Comment

This week I visited my friend Jack’s brand new chophouse. The famous Irish butcher of the European quarter has already been supplying me every Wednesday. I do not eat meat every day, but when I do so, I want it to be exceptional. And Jack has for a long time the best Angus of the […]

Upper Room Bar – Antwerp

Posted by Thefoodalist on 13 Feb 2015 / 0 Comment

Sergio Herman is the Chef who rocks at the moment. Former chef of Oud Sluis (3*), he owns the 2 Belgian coolest culinary scenes: The Jane and Pure c. And I must say that Sergio is very talented and smart.     He successfully created The Jane, the most glamorous and trendiest restaurant in Belgium, […]

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 […]

Ma – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 29 Jan 2015 / 0 Comment

In her showroom in Forest in Brussels, Marina has created one of my favorite concepts: a secret guest table where you can have lunch every last Friday of the month, if you have subscribed on time. This talented young designer is more than successful. While she is not creating gorgeous furniture, Marina knows how to […]

AMI – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 17 Nov 2014 / 0 Comment

Always looking for new places, The Foodalist visited recently the brand new veggie spot near Flagey: AMI. Forget about the murky dusty side of some other vegetarian restaurants. AMI has chosen to offer “enlightened vegetarianism”: a healthy and sexy cuisine that should please to vegetarians as well as healthy meat lovers.  The specialty is the […]

Pipaillon – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 17 Oct 2014 / 0 Comment

I was walking through Place Sainte Catherine recently, and I discovered a new treasure: Pipaillon – La Conserverie. I got into this little place curious about all cans that were exposed on its walls, and I discovered inside a cute tea room with lots of good things to eat. You can stop by there and […]

Nytorget Urban Deli – Stockholm

Posted by Thefoodalist on 01 Oct 2014 / 0 Comment

Located in the district of Södermalm – the local Marais – Urban Deli is a concept bringing together everything the young bobo swedish family needs for eating: an all-day restaurant and a large delicatessen grocery. Nytorget Urban Deli is a bustling place that immerses you in a typical stockholm atmosphere. I recommend it especially for […]

Chicago Café – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 23 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments

Chicago Café is the newest spot that has been opened a couple of days ago in the trendy Rue de Flandre. The owners of Houtsiplou restaurant on Place Rouppe settled down in this former furniture store, and gave a second life to to old theater seats and vintage furniture. On the simple menu of this arty […]

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 […]

John & Rose – Brussels

Posted by Amélie on 15 Aug 2014 / 0 Comment

John & Rose is a nice coffee-art gallery in the center of Brussels. You will find there temporary exhibitions of artists, while you can stop there for a coffee or a light lunch. Among the daily choice, John & Rose offers sandwiches, soups, and fresh salads.  John & Rose is also discreet and quiet place […]


Posted by Amélie on 17 Jun 2014 / 0 Comment

As you may know, I really like to drive “downtown Brussels”. This gives me the impression to leave on a little vacation. If you are looking for a place in slightly different (or adventurous) neighborhoods, this new seafood restaurant located behind the old dock at the back of the KVS is for you. The place is […]

Cowfish Burger – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 30 May 2014 / 0 Comment

Because we are often looking for a nice little place to eat a burger on the run, I introduce you today to Cowfish Burger restaurant. The concept is simple, first you choose the meat: Beef (Blanc bleu belge) – Chicken (farm Chicken) – Fish (Breaded Cod from North Sea) – Veggie. Then you choose your […]

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 24 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment

Not far from Place Schuman, there is Henri et Agnes, a place named in memory of Christelle’s grandparents, the manager of this beautiful place.
Behind a rather average building, you will be charmed by this NYC style organic decor. The walls are decorated with Frederic Nicolaï’s wooden pallet, and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. In my […]


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 02 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment

In the upper Marais there is Cafe Pinson, vegetarian and gluten intolerants paradise. Epicureans and carnivores will have to choose another spot, because the Café Pinson is a complete gluten free, organic and vegan food concept where the chocolate paste has nothing in common with Nutella and butter is purely vegetable. I am (very) gourmet, […]


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 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 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 […]


Posted by Amélie on 28 Feb 2014 / 0 Comment

Near Flagey, in this neighborhood that keeps sprouting new addresses, there is the new girly tea room La Mercerie. Open from Friday to Sunday, La Mercerie is a magnificent baroque painting, with gilded, and lovely cherubs. It plunges us into Anne Goldschmidt’s fantasy land. You can go there for a breakfast, a light lunch or an afternoon tea. The menu gathers culinary discoveries Anne hearted and collected […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


Posted by Amélie on 31 Jan 2014 / 0 Comment

In a small alley of Brussels, there is Yeti, a charming canteen opened by Max, former nutrition coach and hypnotist. The luminous space offers large host tables, an open kitchen, and organic products. On the menu, you will discover funny alternatives to the traditional club sandwiche such as the goat-beet cream-sesame bread and the sloppy […]


Posted by Amélie on 15 Jan 2014 / 0 Comment

Next to the Sablon Place, there is Pistolet Original, the spot everyone was talking about before its opening. Behind a traditional storefront bakery, you will access the “Wonder Pistolets world”, these Belgian delicious bread buns. The result is very nice: the bread is perfectly crispy and chewy, and Pistolet Original offers various high quality fillings. […]


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 […]


Posted by Amélie on 11 Dec 2013 / 0 Comment

Next to place du Chatelain, there is Yag restaurant. Its slogan “You Are What You Eat – You Are Great (YAG)” reflects the mood of the new canteen opened by Coralie (former Delecta) and Candice. Yag offers a healthy cuisine that changes daily (meat, fish and vegetarian dish), in a modern and beautiful setting.
The food […]


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 19 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

In the center of Brussels, there is Au Suisse, one of the oldest sandwich shop in Brussels. This place has become an institution and is part of another time. I like to stop by on Saturday, sit at the counter and observe people while eating a wonderful tomato-shrimp sandwich… Nothing here has changed since the […]


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

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 […]


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 17 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Antwerp , in a small street near the Meir , there is “The Next Level ” by Coffeelabs. The original idea was to open a space to exchange ideas and inspiration between IT engineers and to boost their ideas and creativity with … coffee ! Just like New York fashionable hidden places, you must […]


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 […]

Ici – Brussels

Close to Place Brugmann, there is Ici néo-cantine. And this place was a real discovery for me. Ici néo-cantine is decorated with a cool boho vibe, and all its dishes are so delicious that I settled my headquarters there for a toasted baguette in the morning, or a girly lunch. Each time, the sparkling and […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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.   […]


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 […]