Discover Benelux | Ghent | An Unforgettable City Trip
B R A S S E R I E PA K H U I S
From household products to household name TEXT: JULIËN L’ORTYE | PHOTOS: PAKHUIS
What was once a store for household products now accommodates Brasserie Pakhuis, a household name in the city of Ghent, located just next to the famous Korenmarkt. Expect extraordinary hospitality together with great dishes, made from the best local products, and served under one truly wonderful roof. You know what they say: getting to the top is easy, but staying there is the hardest part. Taking this age-old wisdom into consideration, it is pretty impressive that Pakhuis is still going strong after 25 years of great service. Their secret? Perhaps their own products, such as the ‘Principale’ beer, a blonde tripel, that is also served at Brasserie Dock’s in Antwerp and La Quincaillerie in Brussels, establishments that are run by the same owners. They have also launched their own ‘poulet de Bresse’ and their own oysters. And if it 46 | Issue 38 | February 2017
is up to Pakhuis, this range of own products will be extended in the coming years.
tecture contribute to a spectacular setting for your gourmet experience.
And why would they not? Never change a winning team, right? Because that is what Pakhuis is - an amazing, winning and welloiled team, with great personnel and a delicious menu. Whether you are a carnivore, a fish lover or a vegetarian, you will be given due attention at Pakhuis. The menu is full of a variety of high-quality products, and there is a dish to please (almost) every budget. For example, how do you fancy a lobster starter, lamb from Pakhuis’ own farm in France and profiteroles with chocolate and whipped cream for dessert?
On top of all this gastronomic goodness, Pakhuis was also included in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand, an indicator for ‘exceptional good food at moderate prices’. Do we need to say more? Well, a few years ago, when the late US musician Lou Reed spent three weeks in Ghent, Pakhuis was his favourite restaurant.
Once you enter the restaurant, it is hard not to be astonished by the interior. Thanks to an incredible renovation, the warehouse has been given a new lease of life. The high ceilings and elegant, spacious archi-
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