Renowned Executive Chef Marco Visinoni showcases modern Italian cuisine with a strong emphasis on the seasonal local ingredients.
The menu offers an array of freshly prepared starters, such as vitello tonnato, panzanella with mozzarella di bufala and roasted scallops, peppers and burrata.
The signature dishes, inspired from all the regions of Italy, include spaghetti with tuna bottarga and paccheri with tomatoes followed by veal “Milanese” and rice “al salto” or veal liver venetian.
Tiramisu Bocconi or chocolate sorbet passion fruit is one of the flavourful dessert choices. A selection of fine wines from different regions of the world, particularly Italy, complement this splendid menu.
The restaurant’s simple and chic décor provides a sophisticated yet casual ambience which makes it the ideal haunt for lunches and dinners alike. At night the restaurant transforms into a vibrant venue creating a completely different look and feel.
For further information or online reservations, please check the official website of Bocconi www.ristorantebocconi.com
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La Roue d’Or:
Art nouveau brasserie décor, located at less than 2 minutes walk away from the hotel. http://www2.resto.be/rouedor
Comme Chez Soi **: This Brussels institution was founded in 1926. The menu features specialties that have held their own over four generations, complemented by new creations by Lionel Rigolet. It has all the comfort of a bistro, Horta-inspired decor and comfortable tables in the kitchen itself, from where you can watch the chefs in action. www.commechezsoi.be
Jaloa*: 1 star in the Michelin Guide, the owner chef proposes a contemporary cuisine, first of all based on quality, and then adapted to his culinary inspiration. He is also inspired by the Japanese cuisine. 15 minutes walk away from the hotel. www.jaloa.com
La Belle Maraichère:
With its varied menu, this family establishment is one of the very good fish restaurants in Brussels (traditional décor). If you like seafood then you will love it here. The house specialties are based around fish, and lobster is particularly good. www.labellemaraichere.com
Sea Grill **: The menu varies according to the catch of the day. The sea supplies the treasures and the crew steers the ship with flying colours! A challenging, first-rate performance with some prestigious wines for an unforgettable crossing. It has secluded tables that are ideal for business lunches
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