Pompous and deferential
The luxury Sapphire House Hotel in Antwerp has a lot to offer, but the question is whether the plant-based restaurant WILDn, run by award-winning Bart De Pooter, is the main attraction. The menu is characterized by local, carefully selected ingredients, delicately handled, and presented with great finesse. The wine list is long and worth exploring — they like to highlight wines from Belgium, even if they are overshadowed by their French colleagues. The dining room service is formal and urbane yet warm and personal.
• 100 percent plant-based
• Vegetables and herbs are from their own garden
• Belgium wines are in the spotlight
• Uniforms made from sustainable material