If there is one thing we love to do while exploring cities and traveling it is discovering delicious food. I couldn’t be happier when I was announced the winner of a dinner for two at The Living in Brussels. This restaurant is the beating heart of the boutique hotel Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe in the center of Brussels.
The head of The Living’s kitchen is chef Trung Hoang. After stops at The Dorchester in London, Va Doux Vent in Uccle, and La Durée in Izegem, he is ready for a new chapter in Brussels.
Upon entering the hotel, you are directly welcomed into the beautiful classical decorated restaurant. There aren’t a lot of tables in the restaurant which gives it an intimate feel.
We enjoy a glass of Champagne together with a little appetizer. The blue cheese in the soup gives it an exciting twist.
The first course is pork belly with chicory and cheese. I normally don’t like chicory but this was a very tasty dish. The pork belly was tender and the bitterness of the chicory was balanced nicely with the pork and the cheese.
The main course was codfish paired with winter vegetables and a bouillabaisse-based sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly but the portion could be a little bit bigger, especially since it is the main course.
We end the evening with a dessert based on cassis with a caramel ice cream. I just love desserts and this was the perfect balance between sweet and sour, soft and crunchy.
Restaurant The Living serves seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients in an inventive way. Perfect for lunch or dinner when exploring Brussels.