Maru
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Maru

Maru is that cat that jumps in and out of boxes, isn’t it? It’s also a new Korean restaurant in Brussels and arguably the first real one. There’s Hana on St Boniface, but it rather spookily does Japanese and Korean, so possibly doesn’t count. Though I like it. Screw authenticity and give me a massive bowl of … Continue reading

God Save The Cream
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God Save The Cream

I have literally no idea what would possess someone to open an English café in Brussels, but they have and it is rather lovely. Just behind Place Stéphanie, God Save the Cream has William Morris wallpaper and proudly stodgy British cakes and Rose Bakery style salads and quiches for lunch. Everything is of course local … Continue reading

Yeti
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Yeti

I spotted Yeti down a tiny side street before Christmas when I was trying to find a parking space near Boulevard Anspach (yeah, good luck with that, loser) and because one of my jobs involves finding three new restos a month (yeah, good luck with that too, loser), I went home and looked it up … Continue reading

Dominique Persoone – The Chocolate Line
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Dominique Persoone – The Chocolate Line

An absolute peach of an assignment this week to go and interview the charming, brilliant and infectiously enthusiastic “shock-o-latier” Dominique Persoone at his chocolate coated factory/test kitchen in Bruges. Persoone is one of only three chocolatiers in the Michelin Guide, he supplies all Belgium’s three star Michelin restaurants with chocolate and he’s on Fat Duck’s … Continue reading