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“Another exquisite culinary experience”
Review of Pastorale

Pastorale
Ranked #39 of 1,554 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The setting is in a magnificent old house.

The interior decoration is special, not my taste and a little too overwhelming.

The service is perfect, the waiters are both friendly and professional.
The tableware is a beatifull balanced mix between modern and classic.

The food is above excellence in taste, structure and presentation. The flavours are perfectly balanced, with a clear (and very much appreciated) personnal touch of the chef.

In wines you have the choice between classic or you ask the sommelier to surprise you with a variety from all over the world. Wich he does brillantly.

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Thank Georges V
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Ideal for an evening of high standard dining. Sometimes very surpising, sometimes a bit complicated. Overall worth his Michelin stars.

Thank michel l
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

pastorale is just an outstanding restaurant. have been there 5-6 times now and it just gets better and better. the pallet of the dishes is always surprising and a lot of attentions goes into the looks just as well as the outstanding taste.

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Thank Slam_10
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

The restaurant in Reet (Antwerp) has seen a redecoration since our last visit 2 years ago. Arne Quinze's art installations fit quite well in this "Mansion" type of restaurant.
The menu we choose started of with very delicate flavours slowly building up and intensifying along the journey. Nice food pairing and fresh products according to season's offering. Always a good definition of textures along the way.
The sommelier needs to take some training in customer service though. When challenged to advise a wine which would fit entrée and main courses and not being Gewürztraminer he answered; "You can always take a Coke". In a brasserie setting this might sound funny but when eventually he didn't come up with any alternative this proved him not only incapable of using his knowledge ad-hoc (if any), but also lack of respect for his job as a sommelier.
The after dinner coffee is quite pricy but comes with an array of sweets displayed in a treasure box which kind of justifies the price somewhat.
If only the Maître d'hôtel would show a little more flair or at least smile once... (she did not smile once!) It would complement the fine cuisine the Chef and his team amazed us with.

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5  Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

De Pastorale in Reet, near Antwerp, was one of the highlight restaurants we've been to the past year. Gorgeous artistic setting with artwork by Arne Quinze, the food was absolutely exquisite. Very refined, haute cuisine cooking, with unique plates for our vegetarian companion. Service excellent, wines were very good.

We took the second larges Gourmet menu and it was almost too much food to eat, but it all was fantastic. The restaurant was quite pricey as we paid over 200 euro per person (menu + recommended wines).

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Thank eurodressage
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