eat! BRUSSELS is a free event that will take place in September. Around twenty Brussels chefs will be running pop-up kitchens in the heart of Brussels. Every day, they will take turns to present to you their cuisine by offering their signature dish. To taste our chefs’ dishes, you will need to use credits. One credit = €1. One dish = 9 credits. All the dishes are offered at the same price.
Laure Genonceaux – Brinz’l
Laure Genonceaux affirms and proudly showcases her Mauritian roots with a little nod to the Brinzelle, Mauritius’ local aubergine. Her cuisine is nevertheless French, and highly creative. Laure will be present on Thursday and Sunday
Alex Joseph – Rouge Tomate
Without a doubt, one of the finest spots in town. Since he took over its kitchens, Californian Alex Joseph has led Rouge Tomate toward a refined contemporary cuisine that always offers something new. Alex won the San Pellegrino best young chef title in 2015. Alex will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Denis Delcampe – Le Tournant
Le Tournant is located in the heart of Ixelles at the edge of the Matongé neighbourhood. This is where Denis Delcampe puts together a gourmet market cuisine influenced by cuisines from all over the world. The restaurant also emphasises its natural wine menu and the food-wine pairings that come from it. Denis will be present on Friday and Saturday.
Giuseppe Zizza – Il Passatempo
A well-kept secret in fine Brussels Italian cuisine, Il Passatempo has a good many fans both famous and anonymous who love Pino Zizza’s instinctive cuisine. This is a place where the chef’s inspiration determines the course of your meal, much to your great delight. Pino will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
François-Xavier Lambory – Stirwen
Alain Troubat ran the Stirwen from 1992 to 2014 and in that time developed a formidable reputation among foodies. Succeeding him in 2014 was a challenge that François-Xavier Lambory has passed with flying colours! Having previously learnt his trade is great sea food restaurants such as the Sea Grill and Bon Bon, his cuisine is regional and seasonal, without nostalgia. A gem nestled in a neighborhood close to the European institutions. François-Xavier will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Minoru Seino – Restaurant Seino
Whatever you do, don’t talk to Minoru Seino about fusion cuisine. Seino serves French cuisine peppered with Japanese influences within the walls that saw Pascal Devalkeneer blossom in his day. His food has an extremely personal touch, the result of the chef expressing himself as he goes off the beaten path. Seino offers the best of both worlds: French culinary heritage and the refinement of Japanese cuisine. Minoru will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ugo Federico & Francesco Cury – Racines
Above all, Racines is a culinary journey. It’s a trip to an authentic, flavourful, and lyrical Italy. An Italy that offers us a limitless supply of first rate products. An Italy where the Slow Food Movement began, which shines through the cuisine of these two partners. The soul of Racines can be summed up in a few words: “From Capri and Florence to Flagey.”Ugo & Francesco will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Issa Abdul – Restaurant Vincent
Restaurant Vincent is a century-old institution that showcases Brussels specialities. You can savour home-made dishes prepared with care, such as North Sea prawn croquettes and delicious meats selected by Hendrik Dierendonck. Issa will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Joël Geismar – Garage à manger
The Garage à Manger is first and foremost the story of a food truck, El Camion, which Joël Geismar has presided over for several years. To complement his rolling restaurant, the chef took over an old mechanic’s garage where he offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks over the course of the day. He even does brunch on weekends. It’s a spot where it’s always the right time to come in and enjoy his cuisine. Joël will be present on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Luigi Ciciriello – La Truffe Noire
La Truffe Noire has been delighting lovers of fine food for nearly 30 years with the truffle as the star of the show. Whether black, white or summer, the truffle is turned into poetry by Luigi Ciciriello in his elegant venue near to the Cambre. This eatery dedicated to refinement and to the powerful magic of this extraordinary ingredient ensures an unforgettable experience at this gem of the culinary world. Luigi will be present Thrusday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.