Le Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) is one of the largest of the many wine competitions organized around the world. CMB constantly look at trends in the wine world in order to best organize the competition. China has increased both its consumption and its production of wine in 2017, and CMB believes that this increase […]
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Cook Magazine is a very beautiful glossy magazine for restaurants, chefs, and hotels in Belgium. As many publications in Belgium, it is bilingual and publishes everything in two languages. A bit like BKWine Magazine by the way. The difference being, of course, that for Cook it is Dutch (or Flemish) and French, two of the […]
When you ask wine producers what their main export markets are you often hear things like Great Britain, the USA, Germany, today sometimes even China etc. And if you then ask “You mean you don’t export much to Belgium?” you get the reaction “well, yes, of course, that’s one of our most important markets. But […]
Restrained by attractive décor that well matches the food, that is delicious and beautifully presented. Lunch with two courses is 15 euro – very good value – and in the evening a main course will set you back 15-22 euro. Interesting wine list and good, attentive service. Simply very friendly.
A charming brasserie with an interesting design made by the sculptor Armand Joncker. Well made French-Belgian food and an interesting and good-value wine list. Brasserie Toucan, avenue Louis Lepoutre 1 (corner of chaussée de Waterloo), 1050 Bruxelles, ph. 02 345 30 17, open every day 10 AM to midnight.
Also a small shop (but unrelated to the one in Paris as far as I know) where you are wise to ask for assistance to get some overview of what’s on offer. Ask friendly Paul van Dievoet who has a good selection of both French and other wines. Some “summer wines” I recommend: Schieferterrassen from […]