Christophe Hardiquest, two Michelin star chef of the highly regarded Brussels restaurant Bon Bon is realising his dream of opening a bistro even if this will only be for two months.
Having decided to close his two Michelin star restaurant in July and August to modernise and refurbish the kitchen completely, Christophe together with his wife Stephanie have decided to take over Chez Marie, a restaurant that has been closed for over two years in the area of Flagey in Brussels.
The bistro, called Mon Bistro d’été by Christophe Hardiquest will be serving classics away from the constraints of fine dining restaurants though you can expect a very high quality given that he will be moving together with his team and will be at the helm of the bistro for the two months.
This is part of his Brussels project which started last year with a reflection on how to interpret Brussels and Belgian classics. In an interview with Food and Wine Gazette last year, Christophe had said that “it is also our job to offer visitors coming to Brussels the possibility of discovering really good popular cuisine,” he said. The restaurant is expected to be open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings will open on 9 June.
Bon Bon was in the international spotlight last November as it served as the Brussels Headquarters during the GELINAZ! shuffle event welcoming 19 chefs from around the world for a unique around the clock event.