Restaurant Marcel Wine List
About Restaurant Marcel
Marcel is a very cozy restaurant in the neighbourhood 'het Eilandje' in Antwerp. The building is an old sailor's church that has been stylishly renovated. The restaurant offers a very pure cuisine with classic dishes brought in a contemporary way.
Serge Verboven took over Marcel five years ago and since then, thanks to his knowledge and passion for wine, the wine list has grown enormously. Today, the list counts about 800 references.
Serge's favourite regions, which are also the strengths of the wine list, are Champagne, Burgundy, Piedmont and Tuscany. Interesting is the separate listing for wines up to 60 euros. Just fancy a good glass of wine? Bar Marcel offers about 30 wines by the glass.
Entering Restaurant Marcel is like stepping right into a beautiful Paris-bistro. The interior with the immense chandeliers, the straight-backed staff in their black vests and crisp white shirts and aprons the well-stocked, eye-catching bar in the middle of the room, all build up the expectations for the meal to come. And the food is certainly no disappointment. The large piece of foie gras terrine with home made, warm, sweet bread and the pan fried fish in a rich but delicate sauce hardly leave room for dessert. But why not enjoy another glass, or bottle of wine in the beautifully redecorated wine bar upstairs after dinner. Tip: Get the round table at the end of the bar, the perfect spot for an all nighter with great bottles and friends.
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Serge VerbovenWine Directorsergeverboven
Jon StalmansHead Sommelier