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Gare Maritime Food Market opens at Tour & Taxis
The Gare Maritime Food Market is now open at Tour & Taxis. The new space features 10 restaurants and bars run by some of Belgium’s top chefs and mixologists.
The Food Market is operated by brewer AB InBev and hosts a diverse selection of eateries, including XGreen, where veggies are the stars of the show; Carne, all about burgers; 140! an upscale friture also featuring croquettes, gratins and potato buns; and Just Graze, with platters of fine meats and cheeses. Ab InBev, meanwhile, will run the Victoria Bar.
“Being part of the Food Market was a no-brainer for me, with our desserts as the cherry on the top,” says chocolatier Patrick Aubrion of dessert spot Sugarlandia. “I’m really looking forward to immersing visitors in a true Belgian culinary dream, along with the other chefs, each of us in our own way.”
Patrick Aubrion of Sugarlandia at Gare Maritime Food Market
The space’s Bosch food studio will host workshops, master classes and competitions. In addition, the Gare Maritime Food Market will be home to events, including concerts, DJs, kids’ days and craft markets. Coming up in December is DJ duo Very Disco Channel, the Brussels Makers Market and a workshop on making your own foie gras.
The new space is dedicated to local businesses and is not hosting any international chains. All the eateries source products locally and contribute to a sustainable food chain in one way or another.
“The location, the choice of top chefs and the local impact make it unique in Belgium,” says Pieter Anciaux, catering manager at AB InBev. “As a Belgian brewer, we are extremely proud of this achievement. It’s an exclusive way to experience Belgium’s world-famous food and beer culture in a unique setting.”
The Gare Maritime Food Market is open from 12.00 to 22.00 or 23.00 Wednesday to Sunday.
Ten eateries vie for your custom at the new Food Market. Pictured from top to bottom are dishes from Fish Bar, XGreen and Bouillon