Open since a couple of months, Bloom Coffee Shop (www.facebook.com/bloomluxembourg/) has quickly become one of my top tips to have a coffee in Luxembourg. Continue reading “Bloom Coffee Shop”
Finally! This is one good tip in Lausanne I am more than happy to share.
Buvette is the new spot for hipsters in Luxembourg. Opened one week ago as part of the new Rotondes (a culture and concert venue in Luxembourg Bonnevoie-Gare), Buvette serves lunch, drinks and dinner every day of the week. Continue reading “Buvette”
Located in the quiet and posh neighbourhood of Belair, this restaurant is a staple in my go to restaurant list. Thailand opened more than 25 years ago, and was at that time the first Thai restaurant in Luxembourg. Continue reading “Restaurant Thailand”
A couple of weeks ago, Michelin published their Bib Gourmand selection, an award for those restaurants that deserve a special mentioning for their excellent value for money menu, with a three course menu of under 37€. Continue reading “Two6Two”
This is definitively the new hotspot for breakfast/lunch/brunch in Luxembourg. Located in rue Chimay, at a prime location, this pâtisserie opened just a few weeks ago by very young (she is in her mid twenties) pâtissière Cathy Goedert. Continue reading “Cathy Goedert”
I don’t think that Léa Linster needs anymore introduction. Omnipresent in the German media, this Luxembourgish chef has won the Bocuse d’or in 1989 as the first and only women since. Her restaurant in Frisange/Luxembourg has kept its one Michelin star ever since it received it (in 1987). A few years ago, Léa Linster opened a brasserie style restaurant with simple and delicious cuisine at very moderate prices. Continue reading “Pavillon Madeleine by Léa Linster”
Now to the plate: the concept of regional products is something that I value a lot, so my hopes were certainly very high for this new opening. I do have to admit that these hopes were not a 100% fulfilled. There were no faults whatsoever and it all tasted good, but the whole experience was too classic/plain, yes almost boring. It just seems that the restaurant has not (yet) found its character. Some of the dishes I could have very well cooked myself at home. If I go to a restaurant, I do want something more than “just” exquisite ingredients. The concept of simplicity is just driven too far. Also, I found that the portion sizes were slightly too large (especially the red berries soup as desert which was just humongous).
I do realize that I am being very severe, especially because I really would have liked to love this place. Service was nice, but a bit patchy (often too fast, not sure who is waiting which table etc.), the chef Angelo Vaccaro however is really lovely and will visit each table to get some feedback.
150, rue de la Libération, L-3511 Dudelange
Tel: 25 55 97 21
Poached egg on green asparagus and girolles salad, fougasse
I am quite rarely really disappointed in restaurant visits. Probably because I generally spend some time researching where to go. Continue reading “Chiggeri restaurant – Disappointing!”