When it was starting up, Katia Rubens’s restaurant was only open on Thursdays. Ingredients from the best slaughterhouses and specialty food stores in the country for her cuisine focusing on offal of all sorts, were too expensive, her mother’s and grandmother’s recipes –liver with bacon and cream, kidneys in mustard sauce, calf sweetbread, marrow with parmesan and truffle gratin– too time consuming too prepare. These delicacies are served in the clean, white-tiled rooms of an office from the 1920s, which, five minutes after opening, is already full of life, noisy, and filled to the brim. Young and old, fashionista, gourmands, and families all come to eat here – a level of success that forced the owner to open on Fridays and Saturdays too. If you dare to venture away from the everyday, then Viva M’Boma, which means “long live grandma, just the right place.
Rue de Flandre 17
1000 Brussels- Sainte-Cathérine
phone: +32 2 5121593
mon + tue 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
thu - sat 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm + 7.00 pm + 10.30 pm
wed + sun closed