Food and drink
‘Food’ is too crass a description to describe Wynants ‘creations’. Here are a few examples from the menu at the time of writing: duck liver with gin and rice pop pearls in a reduced fig vinegar; potato mousseline with crab, shrimps, and Royal Belgian caviar in a chive and white-oyster butter sauce; and Landes pigeon served with Mechelen asparagus and wild mushrooms. Drool! It’s haute cuisine so the portions are miniscule, but don’t worry about going hungry: ‘seconds’ are included in the price of most dishes. The wine cellar is tipped as one of the best-considered in Europe.
The dining room is an elegant Art-Nouveau affair. You’ll need to be dressed smartly and bring your best set of manners. Guests are usually mature couples or families celebrating a special occasion. Parties can choose to be seated in the aptly named ‘kitchen table’, which allows diners to see the chefs at work.
Marie-Thérèse Wynants (the chef’s wife) acts as maitre’d and warmly welcomes guests.
Place Rouppe in the southwest of town, across the square from [node:178303].
Visiting at lunchtime is the most affordable option: a three-course menu will set you back 55 euros per person. The starters on the à la carte evening menu start at 24 euros and rise to 95 euros; mains vary widely from 36 euros to 173 euros; desserts cost around 20 euros. Unsurprisingly, most opt for the four-course menu at 87 euros per person or the six- or seven- course menu at 147–191 euros per person.
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