Nov 3, 2009

A Brussels Landmark Reopens!















The famous Chalet Robinson has reopened in Brussels' Bois de la Cambre!

Planted on Robinson island in the middle of Brussels' Bois de la Cambre (Brussels' version of Central Park) with a 'boat' (more like a moving pier) to take patrons across the pond, the Chalet Robinson has reopened a few weeks ago with great fanfare and
after a decade of anticipation from long time Brussels residents.

Built in 1877, destroyed by a fire in 1897, rebuilt in 1924, and consumed again flames in 1991, this local landmark reopened with a modern and stylish renovation inside, and gorgeous surrounds outside, still maintaining the mountain chalet look and parklike grounds that charmed residents and visitors for over a century.

Complete with bar and restaurant, after dinner lounge, large outdoor terrace with sun chairs (optimistic non?), and rentable row boats, this out-of-the-ordinary venue is popular for events and lunches with fabulous friends, and is
sure climb to the top of Brussels' "best" lists in no time.

Personally, I like the 'Americana' themed interior. Why not?! A little slice of home in Brussels is something I like from time to time.

2 comments:

Philippe DE CLERCK said...

Good choice but no information about prices, dishes or open hours.

Kimberley Lovato said...

Phillippe, good point. I'll consider it next time I write about a place. I guess the article was less about a review of the food/prices, and more about the fact a landmark had re -opened. Thank you for reading and for your comment.