BRUSSELS: Toshiro Fujii, known as Toshi, who has worked for more than 10 years with San Degeimbre at L’Air du Temps as his sous-chef and who has been at the helm of the SAN group of restaurants in Brussels and Gent for the past four years will open his own restaurant together with chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre this month.
This will be the third Brussels restaurant of Sang Hoon Degeimbre though this time he will be partnering and supporting Toshiro in creating and developing his own identity and cuisine.
The restaurant will open its doors on 26 March in Saint Gilles instead of restaurant INADA which closed following the chef’s retirement. Inada was a well known restaurant run by Japanese chef Inada who cooked French cuisine with a Japanese twist.
Toshi has been running the SAN restaurants in Brussels and Gent since the first San restaurant opened in the Saint Catherine area in 2015.
The Japanese chef from Kyoto worked in various kitchens in the south of Belgium after leaving Japan. He got a job at L’Air du Temps as an intern and became a sous-chef in the space of six months. He has been working alongside Degeimbre since then. For the first time, he will present his cuisine in the new Toshiro restaurant.
The restaurant opens on 26 March.
Toshiro: Rue de la Source, 73, 1060 Brussels.