A year after the opening of the first San Restaurant in central Brussels, two Michelin star chef San Degeimbre of L’Air du Temps restaurant in Liernu, Belgium is opening his second San restaurant in Brussels, this time in the Sablon area.
The restaurant opens on Thursday 13th October on Rue Joseph Stevens, just a few metres away from Place Sablon.
The restaurant will follow the same concept as the first restaurant in Rue de Flandre in the Place St Catherine area which serves food in bowls. The concept had been tried and tested for lunch at the two Michelin star restaurant L’Air du Temps in Liernu, Belgium and has been also successful in Brussels.
Despite the difficult times that the city has faced after this year’s terrorist attacks, there have been a number of interesting restaurant openings in the city this year including the bistro by Brussels two Michelin star chef Pascal Devalkeneer, Amen this summer as well as the opening of Humphrey’s by former Noma sous-chef Yannick van Aeken.
Last summer, San had also created a menu for Orangery, a rooftop restaurant that was open between 1 June and 30 September in the heart of Brussels at the top floor of Parking 58.
With his bowl and spoon concept, the Belgian-Korean chef is going back to his roots by serving dishes in a bowl, something which is very common in Korea. There will be no forks and knives but only spoons.
Last year, San had told Food and Wine Gazette that ‘when you are using a spoon, you are forced to pick up what’s on the plate and thus mix flavours.”