Monella

italian street-food

347 chaussee d’ixelles, 1050 Ixelles
02 633 43 03 – website
from wednesday to friday from 11:30 to 3pm
and from 6 till late at night
on saturday from noon till late at night
on sunday from noon till 8pm
street-food : 4,50€ – 10€

We’re not gonna lie, we’re simply devastated Petit Racines is gone. But as it turns out, we’re pretty happy that its successors – still the same team led by Ugo Federico and Francesco Cury, the founders of Racines and Petit Racines – have taken this opportunity to launch a brand new concept in Brussels: an Italian street-food counter.

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L’Altitude

2 avenue molière, 1190 Forest
02 414 46 66 – site
from wed to sun from 8:30am to 10pm
small plates : 12€ – 16€

We didn’t really plan our visit thoroughly when we showed up at lunch to try L’Altitude for the first time. The thing is, they only serve sandwiches at lunch, and we really wanted to try the small plates to share they serve in the evening. Nevertheless, even though we hadn’t had a chance to try the food, we already had a major crush for this place.

Thomas is passionate about music. At L’Altitude, he wants to be to music what slow food is to fast food. His wish was to make his bar – designed extremely carefully with his architect partner and friend Jérôme – accessible to anyone. Not a party bar, but rather a bar where you can sit and have a quiet date, without being afraid that the table next to you will hear your whole conversation. A friendly place, where Thomas could share his collection of more than 5000 vinyls – with music styles from all around the world – to people who simply don’t have the time or the means.

We really loved the idea, and directly felt like coming back to spend our evenings listening to New Zealand hip-hop or New Orleans jazz. So we did go back, to test the evening menu this time, and we can now recommend this place to you with eyes closed.

Camille, in the kitchen, proved herself at the Canard Sauvage before going solo at L’Altitude. On weekends and weeknights, she offers 6 to 7 small dishes, mostly vegetarian, simple, seasonal, with South American and Asian inspirations. Like the homemade pulled pork tacos (14€), which we just loved. But also the clams with seaweed and grapefruit, and the burrata served with a cream of asparagus and asparagus in pickles.

And the thing we really wouldn’t want to miss: their food and music pairing dinners.

 

Our favorite wine bars to have a drink in the sun

 

From tomorrow, the sky will finally be blue and the sun will shine. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for to enjoy our favorite restaurants and bars again.
We’ve made you a selection of our most favorite wine bars, where you can sip a glass while enjoying the sun, and share small plates with your friends. Or not.

Head over here. 

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The Brunch Club is back !

7 chefs, 7 dishes

 

 

The Brunch Club is back !

We’ve been dreaming about it for months, and it’s finally come true : we’ll soon be able to welcome you for real, serve you the dishes of our favorite chefs in actual plates, chat with you and reboot from your super positive vibes. 

The next Brunch Club will take place at Humphrey restaurant on May 30th, in real life. Two shifts : 11am or 2pm. Bookings here.

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