The past few days have been very important for Belgian chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre. After opening his second restaurant in Brussels by the name SAN Sablon last week, on Monday, the chef of L’Air du Temps was selected as the foreign restaurant owner of the year by the Les Grandes Tables du Monde. This took place in Venice during the 62nd meeting of the association that groups together 170 restaurants from 24 different countries in all 5 continents.
Sang Hoon Degeimbre is known as the chef of L’air du Temps, a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Liernu, Belgium. In the past year he has opened two restaurants in Brussels, one in Rue de Flandres in the Place St Catherine area and another in the Sablon year. Last year the chef was nominated by restaurant guide Gault and Millau as the Belgian chef of the year for 2016.
L’Air du Temps will be celebrating its 20 years since it first opened next year.
Degeimbre has a cuisine that is not only extremely modern and inventive but is also focused on sustainability and on showcasing what Wallonia has to offer. He is also the founder of Generation W which groups a number of chefs and artisan producers from Wallonia in a bid to promote this region not only in Belgium but also abroad.