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    BON BON ORIGINS COLLABORATIVE DINNER - GERT DE MANGELEER

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    BON BON ORIGINS COLLABORATIVE DINNER - GERT DE MANGELEER

    We are excited to announce our first collaborative BON BON ORIGINS dinner.

    BON BON ORIGINS was born by the desire of chef Christophe Hardiquest to rediscover traditional Belgian recipes that have stood the test of time, to deconstruct and bring them to live again with a contemporary eye.

    By organizing collaborative dinners with different chefs specially focused on their own terroirs, Christophe wants to showcase the preciousness of our Heritages and the importance of keeping our own roots alive for the next generations. These dinners are a way to celebrate our differences and beautiful « Origins » together. And also to push further our creativity by sharing knowledge and new ideas.

    In addition to the main guest chef, Christophe has decided to invite a young Belgian upcoming talent to complete the guest team. By doing so, he wants to offer the opportunity also to younger chefs to share their culinary thoughts on their own territory by creating 3 snacks.

    We are proud to welcome visiting chef Gert de Mangeleer (Hertog Jan, Zedelgem) and the rising chosen one Adrien Cunnac cooking for the occasion, along with Christophe Hardiquest.

    The dinner will take place on Thursday January 18th, 2018 and feature the amazing flavours of our Belgian roots, both North & South.

    During this evening, our guests will explore an 8-course menu. The Chefs will create both individual and collaborative snacks, dishes and sweets.

     

    EVENT INFORMATION

    When: Thursday 18th of January 2018, 8PM
    Menu: 250 euros for an 8-course menu (excluding wines & beverages)

     

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    THE GUEST CHEF 

    Gert De Mangeleer took over Hertog Jan with his culinary soulmate Joachim Boudens in 2005. Building on his previous experience working for top chefs in Belgium, Gert transformed the restaurant’s traditional and conventional kitchen into something more refreshing – perhaps even revolutionary. Focusing on the ways flavors, structures and contrasts take shape, Gert makes sure that his dishes touch all the senses and carry his signature style. In 2006 Hertog Jan was awarded its first Michelin star, followed by a second in 2009 and ultimately a third in 2011. In 2014 Gert received the “European Chef of the Year” award.

     

    BELGIAN YOUNG TALENTED ADRIEN CUNNAC

    « The higher the mountain, the deeper the valley ».
    This proverb is to Adrien Cunnac what his newly acquired Belgian roots are to his intuitive understanding of cooking. Adrien has naturally good taste. With his subtle balance of tenacity and extreme sensitivity, he has worked alongside chef Christophe Hardiquest as his sous-chef for six years. 

     

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    NEW BON BON ORIGINS LUNCH

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    NEW BON BON ORIGINS LUNCH

    BON BON ORIGINS was born by the desire of chef Christophe Hardiquest to rediscover traditional Belgian recipes that have stood the test of time, to deconstruct and bring them to live again with a contemporary eye.

    He truly believes that our culinary Heritage is precious and that we need to keep our roots alive for the next generations.

    That's why we created a brand new 2-course menu lunch format in order to offer the opportunity also to younger people to get connected with their own food traditions.

    More info on our website: http://www.bonbon.restaurant/menus

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    FROM 04/07 UNTIL 02/09 WE WILL BE AT MON BISTRO D'ETE

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    FROM 04/07 UNTIL 02/09 WE WILL BE AT MON BISTRO D'ETE

    Bon Bon will be closing on July 1st in order to install its brand new kitchen (and other surprises!).

    Reopening on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

    While waiting to host you at our tables again, the chef took the opportunity to realize one of his dreams: to open a true creative bistro during this summer time.

    A unique opportunity to rediscover a simple, cheerful and assumed cuisine.

    Find the whole team of Bon Bon back at

    Mon Bistro d'été by Christophe Hardiquest

    Pop-up bistro: from Tuesday 4 July to Saturday 2 September 2017 (included)
    Address: 40, rue Alphonse de Witte, 1050 Ixelles
    Opening days: Tuesday to Saturday (lunch and dinner)
    Opening hours: 12h-14h30 / 18h30-20h30 (online reservering of per telefoon +32 2 644 30 31 gedurende de openingsuren en vanaf 20u30, kom maar onverwachts even langs!))
    Dishes: between 17 and 35 euros

    BOOKINGS

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    THE GELINAZ! BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS

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    THE GELINAZ! BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS

    BON BON WILL BE HOSTING ON NOVEMBRE 10TH, 2016 THE GELINAZ! BRUSSELS HEADQUARTERS 

    More info on WWW.GELINAZ.COM

    "A never seen before culinary performance including 20 of the greatest chefs worldwide."

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    BRUSSELS FROM/TO

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    BRUSSELS FROM/TO

    BRUSSELS FROM/TO, is the desire to rediscover recipes that have stood the test of time, to deconstruct and then modernise them.  Plunging into the history of a particular area, to lean towards the point of origin, the “from”.

    Chef Christophe Hardiquest has set himself the challenge of re-examining the culinary history of his region, taking its traditional products and flavour combinations and leading them into the future.

    He wanted to share this quest with other chefs, shaking it up by exposing it to other viewpoints, cultures, techniques, sensibilities…

    For this first dinner, he has chosen to invite chefs INAKI AIZPITARTE & LEONARDO PEREIRA.

    Together, they will compose an original, unique 8-course menu, the high point of their creative collaboration.

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    IN SITU at SFMOMA

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    IN SITU at SFMOMA

    Christophe Hardiquest is participating in chef Corey Lee’s (Benu, Michelin***) new international collaborative project, IN SITU, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Just as SFMOMA brings together a dynamic collection of artists, IN SITU has assembled a display of dishes from chefs and restaurants around the world.

    http://insitu.sfmoma.org

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    L'ARBRE A PAPILLES MAKES ITS DEBUT AT BON-BON

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    L'ARBRE A PAPILLES MAKES ITS DEBUT AT BON-BON

    L'arbre à papilles
    (The taste bud tree)

    A sensory dialogue, voyage of discovery, poetic pathway.

    Les racines du goût (The roots of taste)

    A tribute to tradition and the transmission of knowledge, a large root pierces the wall of the entrance. These roots of taste tap into the most profound gustatory memories.

    The quintessence of this slow alchemy, the seed of a long history moored in underground fibres, a tree springs out of the other side of the wall, offering a generous modern translation of the memory of taste.

    Le voyage des papilles (Journey of the taste buds)

    The taste buds are the fruit of this tree, and they meander through space, participating in the sensory experience and subtle journey orchestrated by chef Christophe Hardiquest.

    An evocative abstraction of the taste buds, these copper mirror menus shimmer on the wall like so many reflections of taste. They are constellations of flavours, textures, aromas and bitterness. Sensors or unveilers of emotions, enhancers of a subtle personal or collective alchemy.

    These copper pieces, hand-polished by the prestigious Maison Vervloet, occasionally whisper a few words in white: Iced sea urchin powder, the salty surf of the sea, the Hesperidean insolence of hogweed, the lyrical pungency of bitter cress...

    Delicately, certain taste buds flutter down onto one table or another, encouraging the diners to take hold of them and dive into their reflections.

    The mirror reflects each person’s taste memories; it reveals and whispers our Proust’s madeleine buried in the crisp scents of reminiscence. The palate’s memory. 

    Encounter

    I met chef Christophe Hardiquest one February morning. Thus began the thrilling sensory dialogue that was to give birth to this concept; a tribute to haute cuisine and the art of living.

    It was also an encounter with a tree, a young ash just next to Bon Bon, harvested from the dense Sonian Forest, its roots separated with the delicate patience of an archaeologist going back in time. The taste bud tree.

    Biography

    Born in 1974, Jean-François D’Or is an accomplished designer. After graduating from ENSAV La Cambre with a degree in industrial design, he opened his own agency, Loudordesign studio. His collections of objects were quickly taken up by distinguished producers, both in Belgium and abroad: Cinna, Domani, Interni Edition, Ligne Roset, Kenzo, La Rochère, Reflect+, Toss B and Vervloet, to name but a few. Weighing corporate requirements and users’ needs in equal measure, his work is always tempered by the necessity of appropriateness.

    Exploring a variety of materials, he brings out their beauty without ostentation.
    His simple, unpretentious, logical objects appeal both for their evident, clearly perceptible design as well as their intrinsic poetry.

    His objects have been shown innumerable times in Brussels, Milan, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Tokyo... Named Belgian Designer of the Year in 2013, Jean-François D’Or’s consistency and rigour have given him an impeccable track record that he continues to forge.

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L'ARBRE A PAPILLES MAKES ITS DEBUT AT BON-BON

L'arbre à papilles
(The taste bud tree)

A sensory dialogue, voyage of discovery, poetic pathway.

Les racines du goût (The roots of taste)

A tribute to tradition and the transmission of knowledge, a large root pierces the wall of the entrance. These roots of taste tap into the most profound gustatory memories.

The quintessence of this slow alchemy, the seed of a long history moored in underground fibres, a tree springs out of the other side of the wall, offering a generous modern translation of the memory of taste.

Le voyage des papilles (Journey of the taste buds)

The taste buds are the fruit of this tree, and they meander through space, participating in the sensory experience and subtle journey orchestrated by chef Christophe Hardiquest.

An evocative abstraction of the taste buds, these copper mirror menus shimmer on the wall like so many reflections of taste. They are constellations of flavours, textures, aromas and bitterness. Sensors or unveilers of emotions, enhancers of a subtle personal or collective alchemy.

These copper pieces, hand-polished by the prestigious Maison Vervloet, occasionally whisper a few words in white: Iced sea urchin powder, the salty surf of the sea, the Hesperidean insolence of hogweed, the lyrical pungency of bitter cress...

Delicately, certain taste buds flutter down onto one table or another, encouraging the diners to take hold of them and dive into their reflections.

The mirror reflects each person’s taste memories; it reveals and whispers our Proust’s madeleine buried in the crisp scents of reminiscence. The palate’s memory. 

Encounter

I met chef Christophe Hardiquest one February morning. Thus began the thrilling sensory dialogue that was to give birth to this concept; a tribute to haute cuisine and the art of living.

It was also an encounter with a tree, a young ash just next to Bon Bon, harvested from the dense Sonian Forest, its roots separated with the delicate patience of an archaeologist going back in time. The taste bud tree.

Biography

Born in 1974, Jean-François D’Or is an accomplished designer. After graduating from ENSAV La Cambre with a degree in industrial design, he opened his own agency, Loudordesign studio. His collections of objects were quickly taken up by distinguished producers, both in Belgium and abroad: Cinna, Domani, Interni Edition, Ligne Roset, Kenzo, La Rochère, Reflect+, Toss B and Vervloet, to name but a few. Weighing corporate requirements and users’ needs in equal measure, his work is always tempered by the necessity of appropriateness.

Exploring a variety of materials, he brings out their beauty without ostentation.
His simple, unpretentious, logical objects appeal both for their evident, clearly perceptible design as well as their intrinsic poetry.

His objects have been shown innumerable times in Brussels, Milan, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Tokyo... Named Belgian Designer of the Year in 2013, Jean-François D’Or’s consistency and rigour have given him an impeccable track record that he continues to forge.