When your readers and expats ask you where to eat out in Brussels with a view, what would you suggest? We don’t bat an eye lid and say – Kwint!
The story so far
Actually this is more of a double review – of Kwint, a stunning Brussels restaurant as much as of RestoDays, a 10 day culinary event in Belgium where you can enjoy a 3 course lunch or dinner at set prices (be it GaultMillau or Michelin restaurants). A unique opportunity to (re)discover fine gastronomy and for us to discover Kwint.
Kwint is all about the ‘wow’ factor. First off, the location – situated above the Square meeting centre, it overlooks the Mont des Arts all the way to the Grand Place. Then you go inside and are struck by the intricate modern sculpture unmistakably by Arne Quinze. Part museum, part restaurant, Kwint is a piece of Brussels modern gastronomic concept.
As we were dining on a RestoDay formula our dinner menu was already set – starters: choice of foie gras with honey and cranberries pickles or smoked eel salad with green asparagus; mains: choice of pollock with sake and ginger and basmati rice or veal fillet with gorgonzola crust, spinach and pan fried potatoes; dessert: choice of French toast or tiramisu. On the mains we both went for the veal but for the rest, you guessed it, we took each one of the choice.
I must admit – although initially thinking that RestoDays would be a bit of a rip off – the food was very tasty, the portions sufficient and overall we enjoyed our dining experience very much.
Service with a smile
Very much so. Efficient and friendly, obviously used to cater to an international / business crowd we experienced a very pleasant service. The restaurant was full with a big group celebrating their grad school results (ah … those were the days!), with business colleagues enjoying the view and tying up loose ends over dinner, plus naturally plenty of other RestoDays diners.
I am really happy we finally made the time to go to Kwint. The location, close to the museum quarter, is probably one of the best in Brussels – if you manage to reserve a table by the windows overlooking the Mont des Arts, do! – and the food was good without being too fussy. The restaurant was buzzy, and with the RestoDays menu coming to 29e not too bad of a night out!
RestoDays – http://www.restodays.be/
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