Isabelle Arpin, the Michelin star chef of restaurant Alexandre in Brussels (which also received 16 of 20 from Gault&Millau) will be taking over the kitchen of WY (Welcome You) at the Mercedes House in the Sablon area of Brussels.
The French chef, who succeeded Alexandre Dionisio at Alexandre when he moved to La Villa in the Sky has already started work on the menu of the restaurant but will formally take over in around 2 weeks, Gault&Millau announced today.
The news that the chef was leaving Alexandre has been going around Brussels circles and now has been confirmed.
Before Alexandre, Isabelle, worked at Auteuil in Ostende. She studied finance before deciding by chance that she would take cooking as her career.
WY which is known as the Mercedes-Benz and Smart showroom of central Brussels was the first ever car showroom in the world to earn a Michelin star under Bart De Pooter.