Board this Tram to travel to North America from heart of Europe. Seems funny? No it sounds rather yummy!! Starting this week until 8 March 2015, the Tram Experience is offering you the chance to enjoy a two-hour trip in North America. For the first time, Brussels’ gourmet restaurant is delighted to be welcoming chefs from beyond Europe’s borders.
Montreal, Puebla and Chicago: three cities, three chefs
For its third season, which began last August, the Tram Experience is offering customers the chance to enjoy a gastronomic journey exploring some of the biggest foodie cities in the world. These cities, part of the Délice network of which Brussels is also a member, have sent their best chefs to give food-lovers a real treat for one year. So far, some of the best chefs in Europe have joined in the travelling restaurant adventure. Today, for the very first time, we will be welcoming renowned chefs from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Chefs Laurent Godbout (Montreal), Ángel Vázquez Castelán (Puebla) and Andrew Zimmerman (Chicago) can’t wait to be part of the Tram Experience, whose culinary reputation has travelled across every border. Together, they have come up with three different menus that will alternate approximately every two weeks until 8 March 2015.
How do you fancy boarding a tram that has been fully decked out as a modern gourmet restaurant? Aboard you will be served a three-course meal put together by top chefs from some of the best gourmet food cities of the world, whilst you tour Brussels by night for two hours. Building on its success ever since it was launched in 2012, the Tram Experience has built up an international reputation and is a huge draw for visitors as well as chefs from around the world. The gastronomy of the 21st century has become increasingly global in recent years. To any self-respecting foodie, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise to see leading chefs from all over the globe. And no city other than Brussels – multicultural and open to the world – could better welcome these different gastronomic settings.
The chefs, who concoct the menus, are not on board. It is the catering company led by expert-chef Denis Roberty which creates and finalizes all of the dishes onboard right in front of food enthusiasts. Tram Experience is remarkably sponsored by top chef Lionel Rigolet who brings along rigour and expert knowledge, the hallmarks of a two-starred chef at the helm of one of the most prestigious culinary institutions: Comme Chez Soi.
The Tram Experience takes one on an exceptional journey into the gastronomy of some of the major gastronomic cities of the world. These cities – amongst which Brussels – are member of the Délice network and have appointed their best chefs to treat food lovers to outstanding gourmet dining all year round. Délice is an international network of likeminded cities engaged in promoting the benefits of culinary excellence and good food. Created in 2007 by the City of Lyon (France), Délice gathers 21 cities from 4 continents whose culinary heritage and expertise play a major role in defining themselves as the greatest food destinations. These cities are Aarhus (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Birmingham (UK), Bordeaux (France), Brussels (Belgium), Chicago (USA), Gothenburg (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Lausanne (Switzerland), Leipzig (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), Lyon (France), Madrid (Spain), Montreal (Canada), Osaka (Japan), Puebla (Mexico), Rabat (Morocco), Riga (Latvia), Saint Louis (USA), Stavanger (Norway), Turin (Italy)