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