Celebrating a birthday calls for dinner so we went to Botta ‘N Ik in Grimbergen, near Brussels. Located not far from the basilica, a very beautiful and cozy restaurants welcomes you.
Starting of with an aperitif of the house and a mojito, we studied the menu.
This menu changes often depending on the season. There is the option for a menu with choices of 3 starters, 3 main courses, and 3 desserts. These choices are also available without taking the menu. As a starter, the salmon tartare stood out for us. This was a very refreshing dish, beautifully served. The beets weren’t really necessary for me.
It was also very easy to decide the main course and again we had the same thing: filet of ‘Mechelse koekoek’ with a sauce of Grimbergen beer, bacon, and a chicory and cheese mash. Again this was beautifully presented and the meat was beautifull cooked. Especially the sauce was a winner in this dish.
For dessert, I always crave something sweet while my boyfriend is more the savory guy. I had the pineapple carpaccio with some biscoff icecream and my boyfriend had a cheese platter. I really liked the taste of the pineapple but I would have liked much more pineapple. But again a very nice presentation, especially the cheese on a wooden plate.
This is an elegant restaurant with some creative dishes on the menu together with some more classic dishes. Everything was presented on beautiful plates with a lot of eye for detail. Also very important was the very friendly service that made sure you always had everything you want. I would really recommend this restaurant and I can’t wait to come here again.
Botta ‘N Ik
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