Dine out in Brussels: Wine Bar des Marolles and Blue Elephant

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Some more recommndations if you’re planning to dine out in Brussels.

Blue Elephant
Caroline Dierckx headed to a mythical place that has existed for some years now. The decor is an invitation to travel, inspired by the Kingdom of Siam, with plants, orchids and warm colours. Comfortably installed and handed warm towels, we chose our starters from the suggestions list: marinated and grilled Gambas, topped with a sauce of lime, mint, lemongrass and chilies. For the main courses, we ordered shrimp and jackfruit in an orange curry sauce and coconut milk. For dessert, were tempted by the fresh exotic fruit salad and sorbet Thai Red Tea (surprise!). Also noteworthy is the friendly staff that guided us in our choices. A captivating culinary experience awaits you.

dine out brusselsWine Bar des Marolles
Paul Morris discovered that this excellent (recently renamed) venue is more than just the wine bar of its title. It’s an excellent restaurant that serves wonderful food in a calm, refined but unfussy atmosphere. And the wine list is extensive. The plan here is to buy as local as possible, and the Namur snails dressed with little chunks of bacon are indeed testament that it works. However, I was delighted they went all the way to Basque country for my pork cutlet, which was the best piece of meat I have tasted in a long time. If you prefer to rustle up your own grub pop next door to their grocery, packed with the finest ingredients.