Bar Magritte in Brussels is the world’s solely bar devoted to the Belgian Surrealist artist

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Resort Amigo in Brussels simply launched Bar Magritte – the world’s solely bar devoted to the Belgian Surrealist René Magritte, commemorating what would have been the artist’s a hundred and twenty fifth birthday. The bar, set within the Rocco Forte outpost of the Belgian capital, arises as a vacation spot cocktail expertise pushed by professional mixology, fashionable design, and a way of thriller, very similar to Magritte’s depictions of sudden encounters.

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Bar Magritte nods to the Surrealist artist’s a hundred and twenty fifth birthday

Positioned within the coronary heart of Brussels, near The Musée Magritte Museum and inside driving distance to René Magritte Museum, Bar Magritte units the tone for these looking for to discover the artist’s fabled work in his dwelling nation. 

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The interiors, designed by Rocco Forte Inns’ director of design Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Sarah Daniels of DO Design Studio, boast a joyful color palette with playful textures and delightful artwork deco-inspired stained-glass home windows. 

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(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Rocco Forte Inns)

The jewel of the bar, nonetheless, is a larger-than-life wallpaper impressed by Magritte’s Femmes (1922) and executed by London-based designer Adam Ellis. Including to the environment, jazz and dwell music transport visitors to the rhythm of the Twenties and Thirties.

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(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Rocco Forte Inns)

On the design, Polizzi notes, ‘The wallpaper’s design was enlarged and prolonged in order that it encompasses the entire room. DO Design Studio then selected the banquettes – inexperienced velvet with white piping – and different furnishings, such because the pink and blue chairs, to match the color scheme. Different attention-grabbing options are domestically sourced uncommon lights and tables.’

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(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Rocco Forte Inns)

An extended brass bar within the centre of Bar Magritte serves whimsical drinks impressed by the artist’s work and life, crafted by world-leading mixologist Salvatore Calabrese. The primary part of the menu, dubbed ‘His Works,’ options blends impressed by artworks similar to ‘Shéhérezade,’ a citrussy, effervescent Martini, or ‘Lyricism,’ a sultry celebration of pear. 

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(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Rocco Forte Inns)

The second half, ‘His World,’ contains ten basic cocktails drawn from Magritte’s lifetime, together with ‘Casanova,’ a tribute to the artist’s good friend Salvador Dalí. Bar Magritte additionally showcases a collection of small plates that includes Belgian classics impressed by Magritte’s favorite meals.

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(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Rocco Forte Inns)

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