91. KOY SHUNKA
Barcelona, Spain
92. AQUA
Wolfsburg, Germany
93. KITCHEN TABLE AT BUBBLEDOGS
London, United Kingdom
94. ALKIMIA
Barcelona, Spain
95. PERBELLINI
Isola Rizza, Italy
96. LE DUC
Paris, France
97. TANTRIS
Munich, Germany
98. LA PAIX
Brussels, Belgium
99. LE CHAMPIGNON SAUVAGE
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
100. AKRAME
Paris, France

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La Paix
Brussels, Belgium

RUE ROPSY-CHAUDRON, 49
02 523 09 58
WWW.LAPAIX1892.COM

David Martin’s restaurant is an unlikely candidate for our Top 100 list. Just a simple brasserie in Brussels’ working-class neighborhood of Anderlecht, it is open for only six meals a week: lunch on weekdays and dinner on Friday night. Having learned his trade while working at restaurants like L’Arpège and Bruneau, Martin raises the brasserie experience to a new level by offering starters like a carpaccio of langoustines from Brittany served with lacquered bacon and laurel oil or a Basque-style pig’s foot served with a mille-feuille made from the pig’s ear and served with a ham mousse. But where Martin really shines is when he reaches into his meat locker, which is absolutely overflowing with beautifully marbled, dry-aged cuts of locally sourced Belgian beef, Simmental beef from Bavaria and the Gallician Rubia Gallega, a breed one rarely sees outside Spain.