BRUSSELS: One of Belgium’s most promising young chefs Kevin Lejeune has announced that restaurant La Canne en Ville will move to a new place in April.
In 2018, he took over a popular family restaurant, La Canne en Ville, a neighbourhood restaurant in the an area close to Chatelain in the Brussels capital. He gained a star soon after despite keeping the same decor and style of a neighbourhood restaurant.
In April, he will move to the the Steingenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel. He will still propose a creative cuisine in a larger dining room with a new ambiance and decor.
This follows a collaboration that took place between the chef and the hotel during the lockdowns. At the time, he proposed Michelin starred dinners in the hotel rooms thus creating a private restaurant for guests.
The new restaurant will be accessible from one of the most prestigious streets in the Belgian capital, Avenue Louise.
With this move, the young chef wants to have a central place in the city, attract an international audience and also welcome more people which among the main reasons why he took the d some of the reasons which led to this decision.
During the coming months, the chef and his team will work on the renovation and on changing the space to fit with their vision.
The chef opened La Canne en Ville in 2018. He was awarded the discovery of the year by Gault&Millau in that same year and clinched a first Michelin star on 2019. Last year he was the young chef of the year for Gault&Millau.