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How do you build a team of champions? Take three enthusiastic food lovers with colorful résumés (Katia Shotar from Luz Verde, Noel, her brother, from Ito, and Yann Abaléa, Katia’s sweetheart, who worked for Ken Kawasaki), then assemble this diverse trio in an angular bistro with yellow walls, red tables and a terrace, and you’ll get this bustling neighborhood spot that’s perfect for chill afternoons. The day we went for lunch (during the summer heatwave), we had a XXL bowl of gazpacho prepared with watermelon, arugula, feta and basil, plus olive oil rubbed garlic bread for dipping. Otherwise, they also serve some planetary hits: cheeky mapo tofu; impressive beef bourguignon; incredible udon; flavor-packed pan bagnat sandwiches…. And for dessert, a chocolate cookie sprinkled with fleur de sel. // Renaud Fuego 

FEELING THIRSTY? Plenty to wash it all down naturally on the terrace, while taking in concerts and art exhibits or playing board games: beers on tap from Crazy Hops (€3 for 250 ml) or La Débauche (€5.50), Anguile sous Roche, a Loire Cabernet (€4 a glass), a Savoie Altesse from Ludovic Archer (€38.50 a bottle)… 
PRICE: Mains €11.50, set menu €16, sandwiches €9.50, tapas €7.50 to €12.50. 

The very first Le Fooding Belgium guide!

Le Fooding’s brand-new, unique and totally collector-worthy Belgium guide is a gold mine of hot spots, featuring 400 addresses scattered across Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. Over the magazine’s 164 pages, you’ll discover a slew of new establishments, like the latest hard cider bar worth checking out, alongside well-established institutions, including a tavern opened 250 years ago, plus seven saucy long-form articles, all of which are illustrated by the crème de la crème of Belgian artists…

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

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