I feel like it was just yesterday. Yet, the snow just fell, and I’m starting to feel the chill through my gloves as I ride my bike. But as I scroll through the photos of Malmö taken in the blue light of summer evenings, I can see us there again.
The enamel bowls filling up with empty shells as they disappear, swallowed up as quickly as they arrived. The shrimp croquettes that we ordered one piece per person “to be reasonable,” but we’re already ordering them again, hand outstretched toward the waiter. The glass of Chenin that we end up getting the whole bottle of. The laughter and friends crossing paths, tables mixing and expanding, and that vacation vibe, which, I believe, is inherent to all places that serve good wine and seafood as fresh as if they were just caught. It feels like we’re there. In summer. On vacation. By the seaside. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter as long as we’re having fun, and we’re having a lot of fun at Malmö.
Whether you’re a party of 6 or 18, let’s face it – booking a restaurant for a group is always a bit of a challenge. Do we grab two tables for 4, opt for a single table for 8, or risk sitting next to that couple just looking for a quiet date night? We’ve all been there, and we know it’s never easy.
With Visit Brussels, we’ve done things a bit differently. Instead of recommending restaurants, we’ve picked out the best tables in these spots, ready to welcome groups ranging from 6 to 35 people.
Throwback to the launch of our book at The Barn ✨😱❤️🔥 It was just so perfect; I don’t even know where to begin. Surely by thanking The Barn for their hospitality and help beyond anything we could dream of. (Just so you know, we’d been planning this evening at The Barn in our minds for months, even before asking them, and we couldn’t picture it anywhere else).
32 chaussée de waterloo,
1060 Saint-Gilles site web du mardi au samedi de 19h à 23h du mercredi au vendredi de 12h à 14h
3 services : 42€
4 services : 56€
What strikes us most at Smala is the warm welcome from Anaïs and Arth. It’s the feeling of having arrived at home. To be able to take a seat at the table and be pampered for the entire evening.
It’s not really surprising as at Smala, the keywords are authenticity and conviviality. From the field to the plate, they serve a no-nonsense cuisine, where when a leek is mentioned on the menu, it is highlighted as the true star it really is in this season. And the same goes for everything. If Zofia, their market gardener, warns Arth that it’s time to do something with the spinach before they go to seed, you can be sure to find them in their menu the next day. Authenticity, as I was saying.
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