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Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide – Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France –

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.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - View From the passage
View From the passage

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Interior
Interior

 

Previously a carpentry workshop; now with no traces found. Interior is raw with red brick wall and wooden tables and chairs with unpolished finished.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Menu
Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide – Menu

 

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.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Bread-like ball with sausage and mustard
Bread-like ball with sausage and mustard

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Interior of the bread ball
Interior of the bread ball

 

Right after which a toasted homemade bread with specialty butter was served. Add a dash of salt to elevate the flavour.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Toasted Bread with Butter
Toasted Bread with Butter

 

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. 

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Assorted Cabbage with Cream
Assorted Cabbage with Cream

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Lamb Soup
Lamb Soup

 

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. 

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Grilled Lamb Shoulder
Grilled Lamb Shoulder

 

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.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Cheese Sauce with Potato
Cheese Sauce with Potato

 

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.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Apple with exotic ice cream
Apple with exotic ice cream

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Thinly sliced apple
Thinly sliced apple

 

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.

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Ice Cream with biscuit and meringue
Ice Cream with biscuit and meringue

 

Finally, before the bill, we were presented with a bag of 2 Madeleines, one each. 

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Madeleine in Bag
Madeleine in Bag

 

Le Bloempot Restaurant In Lille, Found In Michelin Guide - Madeleine
Madeleine

 

I am not a fan of Madeleine, I like them. A rim of crispy edge among the light chewy saccharine texture.

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

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.

 

 

 

Le Bloempot

22 Rue des Bouchers, 59800 Lille

Tel: 

Websitehttp://www.bloempot.fr/the-restaurant/

 

Opening Hours

 

Tuesdays 1200 to 1400  |  Wednesdays  1900 to 2200  |  Closed on Mondays and Sundays

 

Getting There

 

By Car

 

By Metro: Rihour (Nearest station)

 

Rating: 9/10

 

 

 

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