WY (Brussels)

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The Place

WY Brussels is established in “The Mercedes House” on the Grand Sablon in Brussels. It is an exquisite meeting point for everybody who is interested in high end food and… Mercedes cars.

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Inside, the main focus lies on Mercedes.  There is an exclusive car shop, an exposition or event room, meeting facilities and the bar/restaurant WY.

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WY restaurant boasts a cocktail bar, tables for about 40 guests, a quiet city terrace and a separate space for meetings, walking-dinners and private parties. It is upgraded with contemporary artworks from Robert Combas and Mimmo Rotella and the artworks change regularly. In the near future the walls will be decorated by graffiti artists.

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The Chef

WY opened in 2012 and is a collaboration between Mercedes and Bart De Pooter, chef from De Pastorale. The bar/restaurant is continuously opened every day (except Sunday) for lunch, dinner and drinks. The creative menu changes every month (3 or 5 courses, or à la carte).

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Almost everyone from the young and dynamic WY staff worked in restaurant Pastorale before they started at WY. Björn Verreckt was the maître of Pastorale for more than 2 years and has been given the opportunity to manage WY. He hosts and manages the place with a charming flair and also advises in the wine & drink choices, together with Koen De Meester and Cathérine De Greef.

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The Food

Guus Van Zon is the chef in bar/restaurant WY.  Guus comes from the Netherlands and worked in restaurants such as Chalet Royal, Boreas and, off course, De Pastorale. Trained by Bart De Pooter, he serves contemporary and creative dishes prepared with quality products.

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A preparation of cold oysters with passion fruit, dashi, black radish and ginger and warm oysters with tamarind, red pepper and mint gives the delicate sea fruit and extra dimension:
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Langoustine is served with streaky bacon: a new interpretation of surf and turf!

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Cabbage is smoked and comes with Holstein beef, eggplant and potato:

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Structures of carrot  are combined with foie gras – a great combination!

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Jonathan Moonens is the pastry chef and surprises with tasty, contemporary desserts:

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The Wines

Beverages are very important at WY: 30 quality wines and 5 exclusive champagnes can be ordered by the glass, there is an extensive liquor collection available and make sure you do not forget to try out one of the special barrel aged cocktails!

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

WY restaurant is a great cosmopolitan venue for an outstanding drink, a business lunch or a gastronomical dinner in the center of the European capital.

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                           7.5/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                            7/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                           7/10

–          Service Buds                                                      7.5/10

–          Experience Buds                                              7/10

Restaurant WY

Bodenbroekstraat 22-24
Grote Zavel
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Phone: +32 3 400 42 63
www.wybrussels.be

 

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