BRUSSELS: Nick Bril and Lionel Rigolet have teamed up to create a new gastronomic experience in Brussels. It is housed at the top of one of the most emblematic buildings in Belgium.
From March 15, the pop-up restaurant Table 58 will be set up on the rooftop of Palais 5 at Brussels Expo with a view of the Atomium one of Brussels’ most recognised symbols.
Nick Bril is chef of two Michelin star Antwerp restaurant The Jane and Lionel Rigolet is the chef of Brussels iconic two Michelin star restaurant Comme Chez Soi. It is the first time that the two team up together for a collaboration that is unique. The pop-up restaurant will be open till the beginning of summer.
The restaurant, called Table 58 is housed on the roof of the monumental Palais 5 which was the centrepiece of the World Expo of 1985. The restaurant is found on the 9th floor of the building.
The Brussels Expo has for the past years been diversifying its activities and increasing the number of activities and unique experiences. Guests will be able to walk up the stairs of the Palace in front of the Atomium which is normally not possible. They will sit in a glass cube with a panoramic view of the Atomium. The project is a collaboration between Brussels Foodie, creator of culinary experiences at Brussels Expo and We are C, a communication agency which founded the well-known gastronomic events Culinary Experience.
For some the pop-up can be crazy but it brings together Belgian roots at its best, with surrealism from place to plate.
Rigolet and Bril need no introduction. One is French speaking and Brussels based, the other Dutch speaking and hailing from the Netherlands. They both have different profiles and cooking styles but what unites them is their attention to detail and their search for perfection. They’ve agreed to take up the challenge of making Table 58 a unique event. Together, they have developed a five course menu that highlights what Belgium does best. Attentive to the seasonality of ingredients they will create two menus. The first will be available between March and April and the second between May and June.
Open only for a few months, Table 58 wants customers to rediscover Belgium over an exceptional meal on top of one of the country’s symbols.