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Why I love a pop-up restaurant

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Although not a new concept, the past 5 years have seen a growing trend in pop-up restaurants; giving chefs and restaurateurs the chance to really think outside the box when it comes to food and drink. I love a pop-up because they provide innovative, interesting ways to enjoy food (and I really do enjoy food) and drink. Often encouraging you to try new tastes, combinations, and environments.

On a recent business trip to Brussels, I attended an evening reception at a summer pop-up called Rooftop 58, a very cool bar & restaurant set up on the top floor of a multi-storey car park with incredible 360 degree views of the city. Having first convinced the taxi driver that yes, I was completely sure the restaurant was in the car park, I took the lift to the 9th floor and then walked up the ramp (the one cars would usually use to move between parking levels) to be greeted by the ‘door man’ (not so much a door as a steel gate). Continue reading…