Discover Benelux, Issue 27, March 2016

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Discover Benelux | Best of Benelux Gastronomy | Luxembourg

Indulge in hearty cuisine with a spectacular view TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: BEIM SIGGY

At Brasserie Beim Siggy, no sense is left unstirred. Its delicious classic French and Luxembourgish dishes will tingle your taste buds, the stunning panorama will light up your eyes and the soothing sound of the babbling river below will instantly put your mind at ease. Situated in a 19th century manor, classified as a historical building on the outskirts of Luxembourg City’s historic centre, Beim Siggy’s location is unmatched. The panoramic terrace, which is open all year round, offers guests a magnificent view over the leafy Grund valley and Alzette River. In spring and summer, the south-facing terrace is a favourite among locals, as it allows guests to enjoy the sun slowly sink below the horizon. Named after Luxembourg’s founder, Count Sigfried, or better known as ‘Siggy of Luxembourg’, the brasserie is open every day with continuous food service from 11am to 11pm.

Whether you want a quick lunch, a drink or a three course meal, everything is possible. Restaurant owner Gwen Steinmetzer says: “You can eat and drink as you like at any time – in the bar, the restaurant, or on the panoramic terrace which offers some of the best views in Luxembourg City.” Their specialities include a Steak Tartare with homemade fries, the Siggy Salad, the Bouchée à la Reine, the Luxburger and to top it off their famous Tarte Tatin Minute. “Our guests can enjoy French tradional dishes and classic Luxembourgish specialites with good size portions at reasonable prices.” Radiating a welcoming, historical ambiance, Beim Siggy is located right next to one of Luxembourg’s top attractions; the 16th century casemates. “We actually have a stone wall in the restaurant which was originally part of the casemates,” Gwen adds. This month, Beim Siggy will host an exciting lady’s night ahead of International Women’s

Day (4 March) and it will offer additional special menus for Easter (27 and 28 March). 2, Montée de Clausen

Taste the orient… in Luxembourg TEXT: SONJA IRANI | PHOTOS: ORIENTX

And for all those who would like to spice up their event, the innovative restaurant also provides premium oriental catering services. “Irrespective of what kind of event you are planning or what location you need it delivered to, we can flexibly prepare a delicious catering offer with minimal lead time,”says Sen. From London to Luxembourg: after enjoying a traditional kebab meal in London, the founders of OrientX Kebab lounge decided that Luxembourg City would be the ideal location for a casual but up-market oriental dining experience. Here is why. “We chose this location because of Luxembourg’s general prosperity, its international demographic and perceived lack of creative and new eating out ideas,” explains Bülent Sen, CEO of OrientX. “With our traditional gourmet kebab compositions we now offer light and tasty meal alternatives served in a casual lounge environment.” 16 | Issue 27 | March 2016

OrientX’s restaurant basics are simple: fresh, high-quality food, affordable prices, stylish interiors, and the best in service. “Top restaurateurs not only serve great food but also provide outstanding customer experiences,” says the CEO. “That is why OrientX helps its staff to achieve their full potential. For example, by awarding responsibility and offering incentives.” As it turned out, this was the right strategy. Having been honoured with the Commerce Design Luxembourg award in 2012, OrientX is currently planning to open further restaurants in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Perhaps

the concept could expand even further: “If we find the right partners and investors, we may well roll out our slogan ‘… my taste’ to more countries in Europe,” reveals Sen.

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