Awarded the title of ‘Discovery of the year 2019’, a recent 14.5/20 in the Gault & Millau guide, and a first Michelin star, chef Kevin Lejeune is most definitely a rising star and exceptional talent. After several years working as a sous-chef at La Paix restaurant, run by the renowned chef David Martin, Kevin decided to make the leap to his own restaurant, La Canne en Ville, just outside of Brussels city centre. Craftsmanship is reflected here in a refined cuisine bursting with personal touches and on-point flavours. Connoisseurs and experts describe the cuisine of chef Kevin Lejeune and his young team as contemporary, innovative and subtle. Continue Reading
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Jezus-Eik (Overijse), a small city south of Brussels, on the edge of the Sonian Forest, is the home of chef Alain Bianchin, one of the most well-known chefs in the area. Refinement, technical skill, passion and energy characterize his cooking style. He also likes to surprise guests with his eye for detail and a touch of showmanship. Connoisseurs and experts from all over the world find their way to Alain Bianchin’s restaurant and fall in love with his modern take on the gastronomic French-Belgian cuisine. Continue Reading
Brussels, the capital of Europe, is the hometown of restaurant La Truffe Noire of founder Luigi Ciciriello for already 31 years. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is unique in every sense of the word. The traditional and innovative cuisine of founder Luigi and his team takes black and white truffles to new heights through passionate cooking. At La Truffe Noire, they truly believe that truffles, the exceptional diamonds of the culinary world, need a first-class setting to make them stand out. Each of their original creations with this product is the expression of the passion that they like to share with their guests. In short, La Truffe Noire is a restaurant dedicated to elegance and refinement, and to the magic of this extraordinary ingredient.
Going for a three hour drive (one way) to taste the very best Italian food in the Benelux? Of course, we’re prepared to make that effort as chef Ilario Mosconi is one of the most renowned representatives of the true Italian cuisine. The chef feels strongly about authenticity, flavour and top quality products, and that’s something you can taste in every bite.
Brussels. The capital of Belgium and Europe, it’s the place where cultures meet and where creativity has no boundaries. Where else could chef Giovanni Bruno have started a restaurant like Senzanome, where the Italian cuisine is lifted to the highest level. His reinterpretation of Italian classics is focused around honest top quality produce in a simple and refined presentation. It’s all about the details, but everything starts from the basics. Continue Reading
Changing the approach in a restaurant that has been known for almost 125 years as a meat restaurant requires courage and vision. There is no shortage of daring and perseverance with chef David Martin from restaurant La Paix in Brussels. He lifted this iconic restaurant in the capital of Belgium to a higher level with his innovative philosophy and strong skills. Something that did not go unnoticed, as Michelin recently awarded him a second star and Gault & Millau gave him the title of Chef of the Year at the guide launch of 2019. Curious about the story of David Martin, we went with S. Pellegrino to visit this ‘Hungry Chef’ in Brussels.
S.Pellegrino ‘Hungry Chef’, stop number 2: Frederic Chastro. Together with his partner Adriana, he is the driving force of Sōma restaurant in Antwerp. Taste, aesthetics and a personal approach, that’s the core of Sōma’s philosophy. It’s a unique concept with only 16 seats and an open kitchen, where Frederic and Adriana pamper their guests.
S.Pellegrino Hungry Chef, stop number 1: Carcasse, Sint-Idesbald. A real meat restaurant, with attention to quality, authenticity and contemporary trends. As a result of their passion and skills they received their first Michelin star in 2017. Welcome at the restaurant of Hendrik Dierendonck, the perfect place for meat lovers. Let’s have a chat with chef Anthony Snoeck here.