BRUSSELS: Eneko Atxa, chef of 3 Michelin star restaurant Azurmendi and Eneko, a chain of restuarants that serves traditional Basque food in Spain as well as internationally has opened a new restaurant in the Belgian capital, Brussels.
Eneko Basque in Brussels brings Eneko’s cuisine to Belgium. The Spanish chef’s cuisine is a perfect trilogy of flavour, texture and aesthetics and is rooted in traditional Basque cooking. The flavour of home-cooked dishes are presented in innovative textures and techniques through various dishes.
Eneko Atxa who was born in 1977 has five Michelin stars in total among them the flagship Azurmendi with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
His passion and sensitivity, his cultural roots, his connection with the surrounding land and its products define the gastronomy of Eneko Atxa. Apart from restaurants in Spain, Eneko also has restaurants in London, Tokyo, Lisbon and now Brussels.
The range of Eneko restaurants has been growing organically since the first opening in Larrabetzu next to Azurmendi which was the first to clinch a Michelin star.
The Spanish chef has also opened Eneko in the centre of Bilbao as well as Seville.
In these restaurants he serves traditional Biscayan cuisine, ancient recipes presented in an elegant and direct manner with all the intensity of Eneko’s cooking style.
The concept of Eneko Bilbao is based on Eneko’s desire to recover and update recipes that are part of his personal culinary memory, recipes he grew up with and inherited from his childhood. He has elaborated them in a simple, elegant perspective.
Eneko Basque Brussels is open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and on Sunday evening for dinner.
This is the first ‘second restaurant’ of a top recognised international chef in Brussels. Last year, however, Mauro Colagreco opened Carne, his chain of hamburger restaurants at the Gare Maritime in collaboration with Belgian chef Bart de Pooter.
Address: Rue du Fossé aux loups, 47 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium