LA PETITE PRODUCTION
There’s nothing like coming back home after a long refreshing break to reconnect with friends and get back to your favourite rituals. You probably know by now that one of mine is having brunch and over time, I’m lucky enough to have a handful of favourite places in Brussels I keep going back to. This time though I was eager to try a new spot in the Flagey area, La Petite Production.
I still remember my enthusiasm when Laurent, the owner of My Little Cup (which happens to be one of the best coffee spots in Brussels by the way!), had shared with me his wish to open a new brunch spot. I’m pretty sure his experience in Melbourne where he lived for some time had something to do with it and can’t wait to see him drawing inspiration from the food scene there in the future! At the moment the menu is pretty short but sweet: a few dishes for lunch on weekdays that change according to the season and a brunch menu on weekends. There may not be a lot of choice but I was happy to see some brunch classics on the list, like eggs, pancakes with maple syrup, french toast and yoghurt with fruits and cereals.
My partner in crime Elena and I both went for the “Pimp My Eggs” option, i.e. two eggs (fried, scrambled or poached) with two sides of your choice. I love poached eggs and while I can’t say that these were the best I’ve had, I really liked everything else on our plates: warm goat cheese that tasted like heaven, parsley roots, sauteed mushrooms, potatoes with thyme, a small fresh salad and two slices of bread from La Fleur du Pain. Simple, tasty and made with bio ingredients sourced from small local producers. Don’t expect to see any microwave or frozen food, just homemade dishes prepared by the cooking duo that has experience in restaurants like Henri & Agnes and the Chalet de la Forêt. I also had a moka which was as good as the stuff you get at My Little Cup (and let’s not forget this is a “barista in training” talking!).
If you’re looking for an little eatery on the healthy side, try La Petite Production. The space is small and they don’t take reservations, so be sure to plan accordingly and enjoy!
|Address: Rue du Couloir 5, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
*UPDATE: Unfortunately, La Petite Production is now closed.*