In 1985 the family Duflot creates the restaurant Le Bol d’Air, by reference to the amusement park run by the father and grandfather in the North of France.
Following the death of his father, Laurent decides to sell the business.
Albert-Jean and Frédéric Niels were looking for a quiet place out of the center of Brussels to open their second restaurant.
The location enchants them as soon as they set eyes on it, a quiet and peaceful place situated just in front of the Park Tenreuken.
In 2013 they buy the business and the building.
The renovation works start under the expert guidance of the architect Catherine Lalmand, along with the cooperation of the designer Alain Berteau.
A lot of care goes into the architecture and the interior.
All the furniture is newly designed and handmade. Again, as in the previous restaurant, they use the same noble materials: massive oak, leather, steel, copper, brass, belgian bluestone.
The walls of the restaurant are decorated with works of modern and contemporary artists: Christian Dotremont, Walter Swennen, Harold Ancart, Maurice Wijckaert, Antoine Mortier, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Ever Meulen etc.
The restaurant borrows his name from the street where it is situated avenue du Grand Forestier.
On 20 April 2015 the restaurant opens his doors.
In Medieval Time the Sonian Forest is the most valuable domain of the Dukes of Brabant, who are passionate hunstmen. Boitsfort house the biggest hunting lodge of the Dukes. It is the residence of the Gamekeeper of Sonian and Brabant ( le grand forestier in french). Being the Gamekeeper of Brabant is a prestigious function and the man is appointed by the Dukes to manage the revenues of the woods.