humus: a black mass of partially decomposed organic matter in the soil. It improves the fertility and water retention of the soil and is therefore important for plant growth.
Humus x Hortense is a creative urban dining and drinking experience located in the heart of Brussels. Situated in a warm and charming house, Humus x Hortense serve true food and drinks.
We serve lunch, dinner and once a week, we provide a table d’hôte-style menu limited to a few people.
At Humus x Hortense, an exceptional menu based on organic and sustainably grown food is created. Not only herbs are coming from our own urban garden, but we also collaborate with small producers located near the city. The kitchen adapts to the seasons and while dining at our table, all five senses are stimulated.
With sustainability in mind, the wine list is paired with the menu.
We have selected wines and beers that are all natural, organic or biodynamic through quality Belgian wine merchants who purchase from the winemakers directly.
The root of our cuisine is the land of Belgium.
We go back to our culinary traditions, but twist it to contemporary cooking by using interesting techniques. During my travels I became inspired by many worldwide kitchen techniques.
The land and my producers dictate the rythm of the menu.
We love our producers, their passion and dedication.