GENT: Bruut, the bistro by Bruno Timperman and Souvenir, the restaurant of chef Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson and Joke Michel in Gent have joined forces for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to present a take out menu that will be available from 4 different Belgian cities.
“We have missed our loyal customers, our friends, our families and even our colleagues too. So on December 24 and 31 we will pay tribute to this friendship in the form of a unique takeaway menu. The Bruut & Souvenir In this together menu”.
The menu includes oysters with two sauces and two toppings. There is also Bruut’s recently awarded Gault & Millau Vegetable Dish of the Year. Called the Brill Gravlax with smoked beetroot, yogurt, horseradish, grilled leek, smoked mussels, beurre blanc and tarragon. The main course is a farm chicken Wellington served with festive side dishes and the Birramisu, a dessert with chocolate ‘Sarah Bernhardt’, almond and chicory.
The menu is aimed to be easy to serve (only two dishes need to be heated) and costs EUR 90 per person.
The menus can be picked up on 24 December and 31 December between 2pm and 4pm from Ypres (Spar Meenseweg), Deerlijk (De Loods), Bruges (Bruut) and Gent (Souvenir). Wines are for sale at both Bruut in Bruges and Souvenir in Gent.
Other items are available for purchase on Souvenir’s webshop. There is a set of two cocktails by Hannah van Ongevalle as well as the ‘famous’ shrimp bisque with coffee cream made by chef Willem Hiele from restaurant Willem Hiele together with sourdough bread.
With no sign of restaurant openings yet, open gift vouchers at Souvenir that expired between October 2020 and April 2021 have been extended by another 6 months. New gift vouchers are also available from the Souvenir website.