Chef Christophe Hardiquest is one of Belgium's top young chefs, a name to watch as he collects Michelin stars (he's up to two). He opened the first Bon-Bon in Uccle in 2001 then moved in 2011 to an Art Nouveau house in Woluwe-Satin-Pierre, the city's posh diplomatic quarter. The move made the restaurant a hit: you must now book dinner months in advance. Billed as a salon d'artisan cuisinier (the salon of an artisan chef), this is a serious temple to dining. The interior is rather severe, perhaps because the food is meant to be the focus. (You can also sit at the bar and watch the chefs work in the open kitchen, and the terrace makes an inviting place for a summer feast.) This is one chef who believes strongly in the connection between the region and the taste of a product—only ingredients that have the location-specific appellation d'origine contrôlée designation are used here. The set menus may include the likes of Axuria milk-fed lamb (from the Pyrenees), which is coated in a black-bread crust. Hardiquest employs innovative techniques such as en tuile (placing wet clay over ingredients while cooking the food rapidly to retain texture and flavor). The wine list is as serious as the service here is impeccable.
453 Avenue de Tervueren
Our Rating Neighborhood Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Hours Mon 7:30–9pm, Tues–Fri 12:30–2pm and 7:30–9pm Transportation Tram 94 to Trois Couleurs Phone 02/346–66–15 Prices Lunch €50, three-course Menu du Marché lunch €80, five-course Menu Impro €135, seven-course Menu Passion, € 155 Cuisine Type French, Belgian Web site Restaurant Bon-Bon
Map453 Avenue de Tervueren Brussels
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