To celebrate the (potentially) last summer night in Brussels, I decided to give a try to a recently opened wine bar. Located just a few steps away from Place Albert Leemans, Raki offers plates to share and pair with fine wine. I was sitting on a terrace where we were blessed with a free spot (no reservation policy unfortunately), but the balance of refinement and sophistication of the interior makes this wine very unique and cozy at the same time.
The dishes on the menu looked very inviting and tasty, so I just dove into it. I was impressed by the Pommes Dauphine with de Herve cheese and the Flemish leek, but what stole my heart was the Hamachi, just perfectly sliced, which came with labneh and fig leaf. All dishes were accompanied by a fresh white wine, which the waitress helped us to choose. Portions are not very abundant therefore I’d recommend taking at least two per person. Maybe it was the summer breeze, the vacation stories we shared around a good glass of wine, or just how the hamachi hit my tastebuds, but I definitely enjoyed my dinner at Raki, and I would recommend it for a special occasion, whether it is summer or not.