Four months already! My Belgian period will have been intense, full of lessons, I did not see anything past so much there was to do! I would never have thought this country would be so different from France given our proximity.
Today, I will introduce you a person of the team, it’s the second of the Chef Ferdy Debecker: Maxime Boon. Maxim is the second and also the Chef’s nephew. EYCKERHOF is a family history, since the mother of Maxim (the Chef’s sister), comes to help at the restaurant on weekends. Maxim is 23 years […]
After I spent few days with my family to celebrate Christmas, this is 6 pm when I come back in the kitchen on the 20th of December. The team is now complete, I straight away start. Madame explains to me that we ‘ve gone have 2 full weeks because Christmas and New Year are […]
Saint Nicolas is celebrated on 6 December in Belgium and especially in the wider East of France but also in Germany and the Netherlands. This Patron Saint spuriously looking like Father Christmas (photo for comparison) is the excuse for giving children confectionery in the form of chocolates, nic-nacs (small round cakes topped with […]
After 4 extraordinary months in Sweden; here I am in Belgium, more precisely at chef Ferdy Deberker’s Eyckerhof restaurant, one Michelin star (location map). It is a Flemish house in the middle of fields, at the crossroads of two villages, Puurs and Bornem. After the excitement of Stockholm, I arrived in the middle of the […]