Sunday 5 september 2021
La Canne en Ville, Chabrol, San Sablon, From Comptoir, Pâtisserie Sasaki, Edgar’s Flavors, Brasserie de La Mule
Cosmopolitan Brussels, just how we love it. From France, Sophie and Marie, French residents of Schaerbeek (Chabrol) and Etienne (From Comptoir), a former “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” cheesemaker. The local in the group, Kevin, showed he was the boss by hanging a Michelin star on the façade of La Canne en Ville within barely a year. Valerio (San Sablon), with his Italian origins, has aligned himself with the “bowl” concept of San Sablon, while Yasushi brings his very Japanese high standards to French-style patisserie at Sasaki. Teams from Edgar’s Flavor and Brasserie de la Mule will give this event its tempo with their colourful cocktails and thirst-quenching beers.
Doors open at 12:30. Service starts at 13:00 sharp.
Schaerbeek. Sophie and Marie are two sisters creating delicious cuisine. Their seasonal menus consistent of purposefully slow-cooked food, with local products and ensuring almost nothing goes to waste. They convey their passion for superior products and a love of moments shared over a good meal. Chabrol is a friendly place where locals enjoy getting together.
Ixelles. Don't be fooled by the name above the door, left unchanged for decades. For the past two years, it has been taken over by Kevin Lejeune, ex-prodigy of David Martin (sous-chef in "La Paix" for several years), a consummate talent on the Brussels gastronomy scene. Awarded a Michelin star from his first year, Kevin has all the qualities of a great chef: precision, taste, and ambition!
Brussels. The San Sablon restaurant (where the dishes are strictly served in bowls), the renowned premises of the Sang Hoon Degeimbre family, is today run by chef Valerio Borrerio. Creativity and innovation are his key words in order to continually amaze the taste buds. These unique culinary experiences are underpinned by a perfect mastery of cooking and fermentation techniques. Indeed, each bowl served at San Sablon promises original sensations.
Saint-Gilles. Bénédicte Dartois and Etienne Boissy (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), cheesemakers. This shop, which opened a little over a year ago, has won the hearts of the Bruxellois! Bénédicte trained in France in dairy production, while Etienne taught at the Paul Bocuse Institute. Their perfectly matured selection gives pride of place to both French and Belgian products.
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Yasushi Sasaki, who has been awarded numerous prestigious titles, is a Japanese pâtissier who excels at French-style patisserie, but with low sugar. He revisits the great classics with ethereal and aesthetic creations including cakes, biscuits, macaroons, jams and pastries, in which the Japanese influence is always present.
Edgar is a Frenchman who was named after Edgar Allan Poe. He is passionate about cocktails and especially those based on agave spirits (Tequila & Mezcal). In his bar you'll find some of his own creations, but also classics with a personal touch.
Schaerbeek. La Mule, the most recent of the Brussels breweries, moved in to Les Ecuries van de Tram in April 2021. Despite its significant brewing history, it was 60 years since there had been a brewery in the municipality of Schaerbeek. It was Joël Galy, a brewer, who initiated the project. He primarily brews German-style, thirst-quenching canned beers, with very distinctive graphic designs.