When spring (finally) comes, Brussels’ streets fill up with pretty cherry blossoms. One of these streets is Avenue Emile Max, near Place Plasky in the Schaerbeek Area. However, one day on my way back from work, these flowers weren’t the only thing that caught my attention. It was the minimalist style of the façade of a new burger place: Chardin.
When I discovered they also offered a brunch menu, I assembled my troops and marched there on a Sunday morning. Chardin welcomes you with a soft-colored interior and an open kitchen. Their brunch offers salty waffles that come in different versions, including one with salmon and one with américain. After a small chat with the waiter, I decided to try the Tori-Katsu version, with crispy chicken and teriyaki sauce, all accompanied by a fresh and well-seasoned salad: it was exactly what I needed to shake up my Sunday. The crispiness of the chicken perfectly matched the softness of the freshly made waffle, and the teriyaki sauce was just the “savory” cherry on top. However, the real stars of the show are the Burgers: soft brioche bun with Angus patty or fried chicken, and if you have a thing for truffles, why not spoil yourself with a truffle mayo? Fries are optional, but a non-negotiable, so make sure you don’t come in here if you are on a “régime”.
If in the area and feeling like treating yourself to some good comfort food, don’t forget to stop by Chardin.