La Villa Emily
Villa Emily is a boutique establishment, whose groomed bijou interior provides the perfect foil for its refined ambiance. An eye-catching chandelier enhances the subtle blend of designer details, setting the scene for romantic dining upstairs and a more casual vibe downstairs. A seat at the counter is the perfect place to admire chef Jean-Marie Bucumi at work. During stints in restaurants like the Sea Grill and La Réserve de Beaulieu, chef Bucumi honed and polished his high-flying French culinary skills and Mediterranean flair. Consummate know-how depicted by spot-on cooking is the name of the game for a chef who focuses on quietly feeding guests well rather than overwhelming them with gimmicky surprises. First-class ingredients (he avows a weakness for fish and veggies) paired with Bucumi’s talented inspiration ensure that every meal is a culinary masterclass. Examples range from steamed langoustines flanked by a tartare of shellfish and a subtle bisque jazzed up with fresh ginger and saffron or his delicious quenelle of caviar – the quintessence of luxury! Every detail of La Villa Emily has been pondered, puzzled and preened over to perfection.
Rue de l’Abbaye 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
+32 2 318 18 58