Comme Chez Soi – Brussels, Belgium
Approaching Perfection — Just Like Home
The irony of the informal name chosen for this top-drawer restaurant (“Just Like Home”) makes you wonder how master chef and owner Pierre Wynants dines at home, because dinner at his revered restaurant (if you’ve remembered to book three months in advance) is an extraordinary event.
The occasion is even more rarefied for those who manage to get a reservation for the table d’hote in the kitchen, while all others repair to the bistro-size fifty-seat dining room whose Art Nouveau decor is an homage to the city’s pioneer architect Victor Horta. Through- the-roof prices and polished service that impresses even the most discerning clients is daily fare here. Wynants’s signature fillet of North Sea sole with a white wine mousseline of tiny shrimp approaches perfection.