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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Oela, vlakbij mijn ouderlijke huis! Moet ik dringend eens gaan testen, precies!
Ja echt wel een aanrader!! Heel lekker eten
Ja, ik lees het in je review! Fijn! Als je nog wat adresjes zoekt in de buurt van Mechelen, denk ik dat Bastiano in Bonheiden wel een fijne voor jullie is!
Die kende ik nog niet! Dank je wel voor de tip. Ik lees op je blog dat via via ook wel lekker eten heeft