Bloom Coffee Shop

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”

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Cathy Goedert

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”

Pavillon Madeleine by Léa Linster

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”

Loxalis

This new address in the south of Luxembourg, in Dudelange, aspires to present simple and delicious dishes based on local, sustainable and/or organic products. The setting is stunning, both inside (modern and clean) but above all outside as the terrace is surrounded by many trees. If the weather is nice, definitively get a table outside and enjoy your meal with birds singing in the background.

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.

Loxalis

150, rue de la Libération, L-3511 Dudelange

Tel: 25 55 97 21

http://www.loxalis.lu

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