36 Hours in Brussels
Give the Belgian capital a second look, and you will find plenty of avant-garde art, vintage wares, and daring cuisine and cocktails.
8P.M. Star Treatment
Designed by the celebrated Belgian architect Victor Horta, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (a.k.a. Bozar) is best known for international art exhibitions, films and concerts. Now it’s a gastronomic destination, too, thanks to Bozar Brasserie, which earned its first Michelin star last year. Within the Art Deco interior, the chef Karen Torosyan creates ever-changing multicourse menus (starting from 49 euros) and an à la carte selection of seasonal neo-Belgian dishes. The bread-crusted pâtés might include a collage of duck, goose and black pig, accompanied by a spiral of colorful vegetables like carrots and beets, while traditional rabbit stew becomes slow-cooked, involtini-like meat rolls with a citric sauce made from Kriek cherry beer. Three courses cost around 90 euros a person…
@NYtimes, by Seth Sherwood, Aug. 24, 2017