A unique 16 hands dinner is being organised by Roland Swinnen in the Province of Namur on 18 and 19 June. Eight chefs will be cooking together in what is a first for the Namur region.
Called Enjoy the Pleasure, the event is an opportunity to taste dishes of eight chefs in a seven course meal.
The chefs taking part in this event are Gregorio Clavello (Au Gré des Saisons, Achet), Ludovic Vanackere (L’Atelier de Bossimé, Loyers), Régis Alexandre (Le Comptoir du Goût, Ciney), Olivier Brucknet (L’Olivier 4, Dave), Simon Denis (Le Comptoir de l’Eau Vive, Erpent), Grégory Gillain (L’Agathopède, Namur) and Frédéric Rolland (Rolland-Warnon, Hamois).
There is one thing that these chefs have in common. For them, gastronomy is pleasure. They love to surprise their guests with new creations but also to return back to the basics and focus on simplicity. Their mantra is to cook with integrity and to use good quality produce.
This event takes place at the Ferme d’Achêne, a farm built in 1641 in the area of Ciney and which is listed as part of Belgium’s national heritage.
Enjoy the Pleasure is aimed to be a banquet in the countryside. It will not be a formal event but rather one where the guests will be able to watch the chefs cook in real life in the main hall. Diederick Legrain from Namur Gourmande will be there to comment on the preparation of the dishes and will also interview the chefs while they cook.
The dishes will be paired with a different wine each time. The organisers have also ensured that artisan producers will be present together with the chefs, such as the cheese from Fromagerie de Samson which won the title of best Belgian cheesemaker in 2011.
Enjoy the Pleasure takes place on Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June 2016 at the Ferme d’Achêne, rue d’Onthaine, Achêne (Ciney).
The price per person varies from 90 euros to 120 euros. More information including the menu can be found on the event’s website.