THE CRYSTAL LOUNGE SPIRIT
The chef quite naturally imagined a restaurant concept for the Crystal Lounge which would bear the stamp of originality, attempting to astonish guests through the presentation on the plate before delighting them with a multitude of tastes.
Our heavenly secluded terrace / garden, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, is said to be one of the most charming terraces in Brussels.
The Zen fountain and flower bed inspire serenity and peace while welcoming you for lunch or just for a drink.
The terrace creates a great venue for high profile events, cocktails and dinners with a capacity up to 100 guests for dinner and up to 300 guests for cocktails & receptions.
The restaurant is open every day of the week from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm & 7 pm to 10.30 pm, and on weekends from 12.pm to 12.am. Please note that on Saturday & Sunday at lunchtime, a special Carte of Selections applies.
Adwin Fontein – Executive Chef
A TASTE OF SUNSHINE AT SOFITEL BRUSSELS LE LOUISE
Since March 21st march 2012, Adwin Fontein is the Head Chef of the Crystal Lounge.
Adwin Fontein is a man with a passion who always aims to discover new taste sensations. For the past 25 years he has been adding dishes from across the globe to his menu, from Asian flavours to delicious Mediterranean touches, all of which can also be found on the Crystal Lounge menu.
Adwin Fontein is a perfectionist committed to his work. He pays attention not only to the quality of his ingredients, but also to the presentation of the dishes, which are served in glass tableware, fully in line with the style of the Crystal Lounge restaurant. Adwin Fontein knows only too well that the art of cooking is a process of exchange, and therefore he welcomes his customers’ suggestions, which he sees as opportunities to improve his skills and further elaborate his menu.
In a trendy interior by famous architect Antoine Pinto art and design aficionados can savour delicious inspired dishes in the luxurious and feminine atmosphere of a “modern boudoir”. The chocolate-coloured walls, the amethyst accents and the enormous, comfortable chairs in warm shades combined with wengé wood furnishings all invite you to briefly leave the hustle and bustle of the city – just a few floors below the gourmet lovers’ feet – behind. Lounge music and dimmed lights provide the finishing touch in this cocoon where you can enjoy some well-deserved “me time”.
During events and throughout the summer (from April onwards) the restaurant boasts an exceptionally beautiful terrace, also designed by Antoine Pinto and equipped with design furniture, comfortable seats and decorative elements. The garden is a relaxing oasis of flowers and plants, and also features a heated smoking area.
The Crystal Lounge bar, which perfectly matches the relaxed elegance of Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, offers a menu of soft drinks and cocktails reminiscent of those served at the best establishments in Brussels, as well as a selection of tapas. This is the place to go for an informal, relaxed and tasty break.