Food Writing: Aux Armes De Bruxelles

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Food Writing: We take a table at “Aux Armes de Bruxelles”.

For those who already know the address, they may still have a slightly dusty notion of this Brussels institution. However, there are excellent reasons to visit this traditional Brussels house when it becomes possible once again.

Our taste buds revelled in gourmet dishes. In the kitchen, chef Cédric Callenaere continues these emblematic recipes that have made the house’s reputation. The menu is very complete, with meat, fish, mussels, snails, a very large choice of suggestions inspired by the market, very attractive lunches and, of course, all the chef’s belgo-belge specialities of the house.

I ordered a single shrimp croquette – I should have taken two! It was followed by a Cod Fillet on braised chicory and blood orange. And we rounded it all off with the inevitable delicious Mandarine Napoleon Flambé pancakes, flambéed indoors. The wine list will meet everyone’s taste.

We also liked the impeccable service with everyone in uniform! The house offers two distinct atmospheres: the Brasserie, a space that is contemporary and convivial, and the Rotunda, which retains all of its original character.

Aux Armes de Bruxelles welcomes you into its arms and envelops you in its authentic Brussels soul. www.auxarmesdebruxelles.com