Looking for a new restaurant to check out in Saratoga? A brand new European-inspired space just opened and it’s waiting for you to give it a try.
Brasserie Benelux describes themselves on their website as “a casual, European-inspired neighborhood 144 seat restaurant with a private event room located on Broadway in the center of historic downtown Saratoga Springs, New York.” Chef Armand Vanderstigchel arrived in the area in 1994, which led to a PBS Mountain Lake television show “Adirondack Cuisine,” then “turned his focus on Benelux Cuisine, or more specifically, regional Belgian and Dutch food culture, expanding into German, Austrian, Polish, Belarusian, Alsatian, Czech, Scandinavian and local American intonations stemming from the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks. Featured dishes as Belgium Mussels, Beer-braised Short Ribs, Belgian Waffle/Crepes, Wiener Schnitzels and Sausage Platters await you.”
The word brasserie, stems from the French word “brasser” which means to brew, and brasserie which means brewery. They say that all of their food is “food from scratch on-premise, using fresh, high-quality ingredients. While we are inspired internationally, we source locally where we can.”
It’s also important to note that Chef Armand Vanderstigchel was inducted into the national “Chicken Wing Hall of Fame” so when you visit, don’t forget to try the wings!