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What I remember from Belgium…

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.

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Brussels, real cultural capital

The restaurant is at a half an hour from the Belgian capital that is why I spend it numerous days to discover this city which has to offer a lot.

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Change of card at Eyckerhof.

Qui dit nouvelle saison dit nouvelle carte. L'été se termine, la saisonnalité des légumes et des fruits changent et des produits de saison sont à mettre en valeur.

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Escapades and delicacies

Le restaurant a ré-ouvert ses portes et me voilà de retour après deux semaines de congés passées en France

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Belgium, first step of my aventure !

Here I am arrived in Belgium, more exactly to the restaurant Eyckerhof situated in Bornem. I work with the chef Ferdy Debecker, Bocuse de Bronze 1999 and with a star at the Michelin Guide.

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Maxim Boon

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 […]

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Christmas tables

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 […]

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The wonderful surprise: Saint Nicolas

  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 […]

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Second stage: Belgium, Eyckerhof restaurant, chef Ferdy Debecker

  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 […]

Last update: 26 December 2016