LIERNU: San Degeimbre and Carine Nosal of two Michelin star restaurant L’Air du Temps in Liernu, in the heart of the Belgian countryside, are sharing a part of their terroir and garden with customers as from next week.
While restaurants in many countries are currently closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, the plight of restaurants in the countryside is even harder because they have fewer options to reach their clients.
Nevertheless, San Degeimbre has decided to start sharing some of the garden’s produce as well as home made bread which he has been testing over the past few weeks as well as supplies from his suppliers.
“What we miss most is direct contact with customers. For some time now, we are closed and we still don’t know how much longer this will last. But we want to share my love of cooking as well as the products of artisans who are so important.”
San Degeimbre said nature has not stopped so this was the time to use the moment to honour those who help shape the earth and make sure that it was respected.
Given the difficulty to create the spontaneity of a restaurant experience, they are offering a hamper which includes a sourdough bread (spelt and rye) with flour from bare and Moulin de Hollange, 1 bunch of multicoloured radishes and 1 bunch of turnips Hakurei from the L’Air du Temps garden, 300 grammes salmon trout fillet (Nicolas Marichal in Ondenval) as well as 1 sheet with tips, advice, instructions and information.
Moreover, there are also two shrimp croquettes in the package as well as 2 gimbap (seaweed rice and vegetable rolls). The hamper includes a bottle of L’Air du Temps aromatic water as well as 1 bottle of white Judukru Auxerrois Liernu (produced by L’air du Temps in 2018).
The cost is EUR 65. You can also add Djin, the gin produced at the restaurant (EUR 45) and honey from the garden (EUR 12).
The restaurant takes bookings between Friday 12 noon to Monday 12 noon and the packages can be collected either in Brussels at San Sablon or at L’Air du Temps in Liernu.
The first hampers for this week have been sold out. Next orders will be accepted from Friday 24 April.