Food and drink
All dishes are prepared according to SPE standards. Get ready for the science: SPE stands for ‘Sanitas Per Escam’ (Health Through Food) a nutritional programme developed by dieticians and chefs. All ingredients are sourced locally and seasonally, and tampered with as little as possible to maintain maximum nutritional value. When I visited the menu featured: cod with celery, radishes, Ostend grey shrimp, black grapes and tarragon, and Aalst-raised chicken with green and white asparagus, mushrooms, and foie gras drizzled in wine gravy.
The organic wines were selected by Pascaline Lepeltier; runner-up in the Best Sommelier in France competition in 2008.
The front half of the restaurant is a fresh and vibrant mix of white walls and red accents; the back dining room is decked out in wood and more relaxed. There’s also a spacious terrace out the back. Very popular with health-conscious fashionable types.
The glamorous waitresses and waiters can be a bit rude and inattentive.
In the Ixelles district, just down the road from [node:177452].
Starters 16—24 euros; mains 18—29 euros; desserts 10 euros. They offer two lunch menus: the ‘from the market’, which costs 15 euros and includes a main course and a coffee; and the ‘balanced business menu’ which costs 22 euros and includes a starter, a main and a coffee.
Tables to book
If you’re visiting in summer, ask if there’s a table available on the terrace — it’s a lovely space to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- People watching
- Chilling out