Cooking and gastronomy
A beautiful address in Walloon Brabant that deserves a short stopover to eat happily in a completely refurbished setting and with the touch of a two-starred chef, please!
In the summer of 2021, Les Terrasses du Prince welcomed customers again after months of work, renovations and other “refreshments” of the address. And it’s for the better because the place is pleasant, cozy and decorated with professionalism. The watchword, after this overhaul, is still to offer a “well-kept family brasserie” menu.
In the wake of these renovations, the kitchen team was looking for a chef and, to the taste of owners Jean-François Beguin and Olivier Libois, a real line of conduct in the gastronomic offer. This is how since the beginning of 2022, it is none other than Pierre Résimont of “L’eau Vive” who signs the card and regularly supervises the team. In the kitchen, we find one of his protégés who went through L’eau Vive, Jonas Tasseroul, also active for a time at the Terrasses de l’Ecluse à Jambes. And the result is quite satisfactory after a few months of use.
The map is not mileage and that’s good. The two starters made up of cheese croquettes with parmesan on its tomato confit (16 euros) and red tuna tartare, Japanese vinaigrette, avocado and daikon radish (22 euros) turned out to be very well made. The steaming croquette opened with a creamy interior and a parmesan taste just right. Opposite, freshness and various notes in the mouth brightened up this first contact.
For the main course, the desire was for seafood. So it was solettes meunières, Résimont mash (25 euros) and redfish, peas, carrot juice reduced with shellfish (26 euros) that kept us company for the main course. major. Not long… Here we have to make a little confession about Chef Résimont’s famous mash. We’re not afraid to say we finished it by the teaspoon. A moment of shame quickly passed. Butter, butter and more butter! As for the redfish, perfectly cooked and colorful dish for the pleasure of the eyes and the stomach.
For dessert, the assortment of cheeses from Maître Corbeau in Bouge makes the visit in style.
Note also that a choice of 3 or 4 course menus is also possible (39 or 49 euros) as well as 2 and 3 course lunches (25 or 30 euros) for those who appreciate a break in the middle of the day.
Without forgetting the presence of a large and beautiful terrace, who would have thought it, could certainly accommodate a hundred people.
The Prince’s Terraces
Avenue des Combattants, 95 – 5030 Gembloux
Such. : 081 877 008 – www.lesterrassesduprince.be