The Poet, a culinary sonnet in Brussels
Since October, Brussels has a new culinary discovery for those who like to dine in a unique interior that combines urban and luxury. The Poet restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Renaissance Hotel, which is part of the Marriott group.
The interior of The Poet in Brussels is designed by interior designer Jean Philippe Nuel, who specialises in catering. Nuel played with contrast and created different zones, each with their own special touch. There is a separate room with a long wooden table and a couple of striking works of art. It is the perfect room for group dinners or meetings.
Nuel also created a cosy, dark zone with a big feature wall made out of several Delft Blue porcelain plates. The rest of the furniture is kept quite minimalistic, making the wall stand out even more.
Perhaps most notable are the bright colour accents in contrast with dark, wooden floors and the very majestic cocktail bar in the middle of the restaurant.
Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream - Edgar Allan Poe
Because the restaurant is located in the Parnassus street, the name 'The Poet' is a nod to a group of Parisian poets, called the Parnassiens.
The kitchen is playful and simple, but with an excellent eye for detail. Each dish leaves the kitchen as if a painter has covered the plate with a brush full of colour. The taste also fits perfectly with what you see. Each dish has a surprising range of flavours.
A visit to a restaurant is only perfect if the dessert meets the culinary expectations. With the red fruit pavlova and chocolate parfait, The Poet is able to impress again and again.
The Poet Brussels
19 Parnassus street