Le Bloempot means flower pot in Flemish. And this restaurant is in the Michelin Guide. Before I knew that it was recommended in the guide, I read some positive review and found the concept attractive. Hence I eyed on the restaurant and found an opportunity to dine there.
When you arrived at Rue des Bouchers, you won’t see a typical shop front, instead look for a forest green door and beyond this door is a passage leading to the restaurant.
Previously a carpentry workshop; now with no traces found. Interior is raw with red brick wall and wooden tables and chairs with unpolished finished.
Beginning with an Amuse Bouche. A bread-like ball with a tiny bite of sausage in the centre. Finished with a touch of mustard and green. These bite-size ball reminded me of Takoyaki Balls. Overall, texture was a tad dry.
Right after which a toasted homemade bread with specialty butter was served. Add a dash of salt to elevate the flavour.
Our first dish started with a vegetarian dish. At a glance, beside the attractive colours of mixed cabbage and greens, we weren’t pleased. We were proven wrong at first mouth. The difference texture and flavours together with some fermented leaves was a delight to the tastebud.
As Lamb was served as Main, they have wisely made use of the same ingredients for the soup. Soup was flavourfully intense. We love every mouth as such in no time, the cup was empty.
Grilled Lamb Shoulder with prickle was the Main. Personally, I like the combination. I thought it was wise to add some sourish components to complement the meat. And they added the same vegetables used in the first dish.
Forth dish was a local cheese of cream with Potato has to be savour with all elements in one mouth to fully relish on the interplay of scents.
We though after having the Apple with sorbet that’s the end of the meal. Little did we realise that this is the palate cleanser before presenting the desert. By now, I am stuffed.
Two texture of apple and a greeny and spicy sorbet. If you looked closer, you will realised that the chunk of apple was made up of thin slices. We find the taste too exotic. Certainly, it is an effective palate cleanser.
The dessert was a floral scented-like flavoured ice cream surrounded by crispy Lotus taste-alike crumble with touches of meringue. Personally, though my colleague love it as it was very refreshing, I find it too sweet for my liking.
Finally, before the bill, we were presented with a bag of 2 Madeleines, one each.
I am not a fan of Madeleine, I like them. A rim of crispy edge among the light chewy saccharine texture.
Le Bloempot expressed the boldness in the choice of ingredients which intrigues the senses. Each and every dish was exquisite and display a flair of passion in creativity. In short, we are impressed with Le Bloempot even though there were some misses as there were one surprise after another.
I would certainly highly recommend all to give it a shot and do remember to make your reservation in case of disappointment. Otherwise, get there before the French diners who start strolling in from 8pm.
Tuesdays 1200 to 1400 | Wednesdays 1900 to 2200 | Closed on Mondays and Sundays
By Metro: Rihour (Nearest station)