The other side of the Mirwart - Trends-Tendances sur PC

The other side of the Mirwart – Trends-Tendances sur PC

Let’s face it, the place is just beautiful. Gradually abandoned after its sale by the Province of Luxembourg in 1991, the Château de Mirwart has been experiencing a true renaissance since August 2021. Acquired by John Eyers, of the famous architectural firm Jaspers-Eyers, it has been wonderfully renovated with the help of the Walloon Heritage Agency, since it is a listed monument. Nestled on a hill in the heart of the forest of Saint-Hubert, the castle has become a luxury hotel-restaurant and a popular venue for events. Thomas Meunier, the Red Devil, there are…

Let’s face it, the place is just beautiful. Gradually abandoned after its sale by the Province of Luxembourg in 1991, the Château de Mirwart has been experiencing a true renaissance since August 2021. Acquired by John Eyers, of the famous architectural firm Jaspers-Eyers, it has been wonderfully renovated with the help of the Walloon Heritage Agency, since it is a listed monument. Nestled on a hill in the heart of the forest of Saint-Hubert, the castle has become a luxury hotel-restaurant and a popular venue for events. Thomas Meunier, the Red Devil, celebrated his wedding there a few weeks ago. The castle and the rooms have been renovated with respect and without ostentatious luxury. But the devil is always in the details. Following a problem in the reserved room, the reception did not compromise for a single second and relocated us to one of the free suites. Nice gesture that will be ruined later. We had indeed chosen the Château de Mirwart to test the cuisine of Pajtim Bajrami. The ace! the media Flemish chef, highly rated in his previous restaurant in Saint-Trond, has not haunted the castle for a few weeks. Not a word about it, however, on the website or on the Facebook page where the last post, at the time of writing, dated from the end of May. However, we now know that Bajrami will take over La Fourchette, the starred restaurant of Luc Bellings, in Limburg, after the summer. Since this departure, an interim chef has been officiating in the kitchens and should soon give up his place to the future incumbent, whose name the room staff does not even seem to know. As for the menu announced on the site, if it is served automatically on Saturday (it is clearly indicated) it is only on order on the other days (which is not indicated, on the other hand… ). We were reduced to eating à la carte (a choice of three starters, three main courses and three desserts). There was no wine list whatsoever, just two white wines and two reds, available by the glass and by the bottle (55 euros each! ). The plates looked great but… The sole with leeks and yellow wine sauce was more than lukewarm. The langoustine advertised as tartare and semi-cooked was overcooked and soft. Nothing to complain about with the red fruit consommé, the cappuccino of green herbs and gray shrimps or the chocolate cake, but nothing to be amazed about either. With the Billecart-Salmon cut priced at 24 euros, the final bill was steep for a very average meal: 289.50 euros. We can admit that changes of leader are delicate. But rather than not telling the customer before or when they arrive, transparency should have been in order…

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