GHENT: Kobe Desramaults, the chef and owner of Chambre Séparée, the restaurant in Ghent will close it in exactly one year on 12 December 2020.
It was always Desramaults’ intention to open the restaurant for just four years. “It has been a great ride since the opening,” Kobe Desramaults said on Instagram.
“In my mind, it makes a lot of sense to close a restaurant after four years. This end date pushed the team and myself from day one into 6th gear. To know the end date is to start dreaming of future projects,” he said.
Kobe said that although he carried a great love for Ghent and its wonderful people (It is also the city where he had another restaurant De Vitrine as well as his bakery and brunch place De Superette), he is looking forward to dive back into a very remote location and he will reveal his plans in a few months time.
“As for now, better book that seat at Chambre Séparée,” he said.
Chambre Séparée was Kobe’s new restaurant after the closure of his renowned restaurant In De Wulf in Dranouter, Belgium.
The restaurant was a completely different format to In De Wulf with the talented Belgian chef doing what he loves best, cooking with fire in front of guests in what can be described as a unique experience in Belgium. The restaurant only has 16 covers and diners sit around the kitchen as the kitchen team cook only with fire.
Chambre Séparée broke new ground when it opened. While it may be impossible in certain restaurants to book a table for one, at Chambre Séparée it is actually encouraged with the restaurant taking bookings for one or two people because they believe that is the best way to experience the dinner.
Another interesting aspect of the dining experience at Chambre Séparée is that it is very quick. Kobe was one of the first chefs in Europe to experiment with pre-payment at the restaurant.
No details have emerged of the new location for his restaurant yet only that it will be in a very remote location. Will he be heading back to Dranouter, where he originally came from or has he set his mind on something completely different? We will know next year.