brussels special: l’atelier de la truffe noire
“i love truffles, i love truffles, i love truffles” – i couldn’t possibly sing this enough #trufflewhore
if there’s truffle on the menu then i’m there! so imagine how excited i was to learn that there was a truffle restaurant in brussels! a trip mY sister emily and i had planned for a while now. not to mention we are in the height of truffle season!
l’atelier de la truffe noire is a restaurant dedicated to truffles all year round. eurostar sale to brussels i hear? i’m going!
coincidentally, mY friends jon & wendy were out here on the very same weekend and so we met up at this restaurant for lunch. jon says it was the most expensive meal they had over that weekend ha! the restaurant is located in the fancy part of the city – avenue louise so i’m not surprised.
upon entering the restaurant you get this rush of truffle scent hit you in the face and up your nose – heavenly divine! mmm! the lovely couple had already arrived and were sat at the table. very chic and big leather seats to cushion your bottom.
jon & wendy shared a truffle salad and for mains, between us all, we ordered truffle pasta (wendy & emily), truffle carpaccio (jon), white truffle beef (me), everything truffle! the carpaccio was a bit too strong for mY liking with an overwhelming taste of pickles. it could have been presented better on the plate as well! mY beef was cooked to perfection with very large chunks of white truffle (which i happily paid extra for) but the winner had to be the pasta. the creamy truffle saucy goodness with large chunks of truffle was just one of the best things i have ever tasted. i am definitely coming back here and for this place alone!
we overstayed our welcome by arriving late and eating through their lunch break closure but the staff kept up with appearances and gave us smiley services all the way.
i’ll be seeing you all again and this time i won’t be late!
mY rating –
price: from £30pp
happiness: ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺