BRUSSELS: Hendrik Dierendonck, the renowned nose to tail Belgian butcher will open his second shop in Brussels.
The Belgian butcher announced he has taken over Le Charolais, a family run butcher shop in Rue Vanderkindere in the heart of the ‘Quartier des Artisans’.
Rue Vanderkindere is probably the foodie street par excellence in Brussels with many speciality shops including among others cheesemonger Julien Hazard and pâtissier and baker Le Saint Aulaye.
This is the second shop that Dierendonck will open in Brussels after opening a shop in Rue St. Catherine in central Brussels in 2017. When he was young, the Belgian butcher used to work with his father Raymond Dierendonck in St Idesbald on the Belgian coast in summer while in winter he spent his time in Brussels.
No date has yet been announced for the opening of the butcher shop. The original intention had been to open Dierendonck on Rue Vanderkindere this month but plans have been delayed because of COVID-19.
In Rue Vanderkindere, Hendrik will find the same feel as in St. Catherine and in St. Idesblad where the shop is surrounded by other food shops.
Dierendonck raises the Belgian Red breed in their own farm. This is an extremely rare breed of cattle and a recognised regional product of West Flanders. The cattle has the capacity to produce quality meat from a grass diet. The permanent pastures located in the Ijzervallej and the polders are suitable for these animals.
Dierendonck considers that these pastures called “fat pastures” give the Belgian Red its distinct flavour.