I discovered Couvert Couvert somewhat 14 years ago. In those times the restaurant didn't have a Michelin star and was for me the best restaurant ever around Leuven area...immaculate combination of taste and flavors, wonderful dishes, refined food and always something new. Overall I visited the restaurant 5 to 6 times before the Michelin Star. This year I went back, it has been maybe 8 years since I visited them.To really enjoy the dinner I saved up for a dinner with selected wines. Because the restaurant has a Michelin Star the prices are for me rather high but then again worth it if it is good. They have adjusted the interior which was brighter, lighter colors but decorated as so many others would do. Before the interior was more special and warmer certainly during cold winter dinners. I'm afraid to say that the speciality was also lost in the food. We selected a 6 course dinner and first we received the appetizers. We had no clue it were the appetizers and were even afraid we started already with the menu since with every appetizer they explained it as being a "dish". The appetizers were good of taste, the one a bit better than the other one and there was even one without taste but all only one bite small. Now for appetizers I don't mind that it's a spoon-big-bite, even if it is presented in a big bowl. After that the main dishes arrived. The overall impression of the dishes was that there is still that hint of good combination of flavors but the dishes are very small. In a main dish you get like a 10 cm long, 4 cm wide fish, a vegetable next to it and on the side a bit of salad. You cut with your knife 4 times and it is gone, the same for the second main dish. And that's the overall disappointment....before you can really enjoy the flavors, the good combination and before you can really take it in, it's gone. It's like they just want to tease you, enjoy but not too much. And it was the same for the dessert. I'm a real dessert lover and I felt kept hanging, nothing too special, something with an ice cream and the second with sorbet. I'm not saying it was bad, not at all, they still know what they are doing and it is very tasty but if you have to pay nearly 300 Euro for 2 people for dishes that keep you hanging and where you feel you haven't been able to go through the whole taste pallet then I'm sorry they don't score for me. After our visit we mentioned our disappointment to other friends and family and they all agreed, it hasn't been what it used to be and having a Michelin Star seems to create the feeling of serving major dishes with 2 bites of food. So I guess next time I celebrate my birthday I think I will try Arenberg or Trente on advice of good friends.
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