It looks like Antwerp could finally secure its spot on the radar of foodie travellers, thanks to its place as the backdrop for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony, held today (October 5).
Really though, that should have happened long ago; for years now the city has been cultivating a series of spectacular restaurants, many with seasonal menus and local ingredients at the forefront.
The reason why that hasn’t happened could easily be due to the city’s humble attitude. Seppe Nobels, chef-owner of the popular restaurant, concept store and aparthotel Graanmarkt 13, said: “We should be a little more chauvinistic, like the French people, you know. They are extremely proud, the French people. We have extremely beautiful produce, and I think we have the right people to serve it. It is the right moment to show the world what we have in Antwerp and Flanders.”
I couldn’t agree