Vincent Gardinal, chef of l’Hostellerie Le Prieuré Saint-Gery is inviting two ladies, a female chef and a female chocolatier to a unique six hands dinner on 27 February.
Melanie Englebin, chef of Brussels based restaurant Cecilia who was also named as Young Chef of the year 2017 for Brussels by Gault Millau and Euphrasie Mbamba, who created the range of Sigoji chocolates will join Vincent for the second edition of his events called ‘Les Invitees’.
This is the second time that Vincent, chef of Le Prieuré Saint-Gery is inviting women to cook with him. The first successful event was held in December and welcomed Isabelle Arpin, chef of WY in Brussels.
The restaurant is found in the farming village of Solre-Saint-Gery, on the outskirts of La Botte du Hainaut, not far from the French border. A former priory, chef and owner Vincent Gardinal has been welcoming guests in his Michelin starred restaurant for more than 20 years.
Accompanying Vincent Gardinal for this evening is Melanie Englebin, one of Belgium’s female rising stars in the field of gastronomy. She opened her restaurant Cécila in June 2013, close to the Grand-Place in Brussels. Before opening her restaurant she worked at the two Michelin star restaurant Chalet de la forêt under chef Pascal Devalkeneer. She then worked at Le Gril aux Herbes before going to work at another Brussels 2 Michelin star restaurant Sea Grill as the sous-chef.
She then moved to London where she worked at The Greenhouse and l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon before coming back to Brussels to open her restaurant.
On the other hand, Cameroon born Euphrasie Mbamba, who created the range of Sigoji chocolates will be proposing her chocolate creation at this six hands dinner. It is important for her to work with produce from her continent and her country. Her childhood memories are the guiding force for her chocolate creations which she prepares in her atelier in Ciney close to Namur.
The evening menu which is composed of five dishes costs EUR 90 per person (EUR 150 including wines, water and coffee). For more information contact the restaurant on 071589700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.