Carbon Hotel restaurant Gusto takes to the outdoors
Just across the street from Genk’s railway station, Carbon Hotel serves business travellers and tourists with its designer rooms, deluxe wellness centre and on-site fusion restaurant, Gusto. The latter is a popular lunch and dinner destination among the locals, too.
The restaurant has recently extended its domain from the lobby dining room and streetside patio to Carbon’s rooftop lounge terrace. The description is slightly misleading. It is on a rooftop, but not that of the hotel itself, which rises a further few floors. This rooftop terrace is in fact surrounded on all sides by taller buildings, giving it a more courtyard-like vibe.
If there’s no view to speak of, however, its exotic landscaping and ultra-modern decor, including a sleek canopy, more than compensate. The food is another selling point. As of this summer, good eats are to be had day and evening on the lounge deck. The Carbon crew have installed an extensive salad bar and a grill, where meat and fish are cooked before your eyes (and under your nose).
Finally there’s the pitch-perfect selection of Italian wines, furnished by Gusto’s resident connoisseur Toni Etneo and his SVI group. You won’t regret taking a bottle of the Tuscan Dromos. Mmmm.