Hof Van Cleve chef to open in Bruxelles-Midi and is interested in a Mayfair outpost
Peter Goossens, the three Michelin-starred Belgian chef, is to open a speciality meat restaurant at Bruxelles-Midi train station early next year.
Goossens will open the restaurant, which will be called Brasserie Peter Goossens, in a newly developed square in the station, which will also house a bar and club underneath. It is set to open in February/March 2008 and will benefit from the extra traffic produced by London's higher-speed trains when the Eurostar moves from Waterloo International to St Pancras International. The restaurant will serve the best meats from all over the world, said Goossens.
He will open the restaurant in partnership with businessman Fernand David, with whom he is also involved at MuseumFood (see main feature p28).
David said, "The station will be really busy – it will be the centre of everything, for the trains to London, to Germany, to Amsterdam."
Goossens is also keen to take a site in London's Mayfair to expand his brand. He said, "London's a great city. I'd like to bring real Belgian food and beer to London, I don't think anyone is doing Belgian food really well there." Goossens said he'd also like to open a restaurant in Paris in the future.