BRUSSELS: Le Pigeon Noir, a Brussels institution and one of the favourite bistros in the commune of Uccle has taken to surrealism as reopening measures for restaurants were announced.
The bistro, taken over by Henri de Mol in 2006, earned a Michelin star for its cuisine in November 2014 but remained pure to its core despite Michelin’s recognition.
Customers of this excellent bistro were afraid that the Michelin star would change the focus of this bistro which is housed in a former café.
What may end up changing everything for this restaurant, however, is the COVID-19 crisis and the new social distancing measures.
On its Facebook page, Le Pigeon Noir took to irony to comment on the social distancing measures.
In a post that looked like a recruitment advert, the restaurant said it was employing:
- A professional basketball player to fill the bread baskets
- Two experienced frisbee players to send the plates (one from the kitchen and one in the restaurant)
- 1 diver (complete with his equipment) with a minimum of five years of experience to wash the dishes.
Those not serious enough should not apply, the restaurant said.
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that COVID-19 does not end up making life impossible for restaurants like this.