San Degeimbre chef of two Michelin star restaurant L’ Air du Temps in Liernu and creator of two successful Brussels restaurants called San will be opening the third ‘San’ restaurant in Gent in October.
The news had been in the air for a long time but it has now been confirmed. The Belgian chef had said on the opening of the first San in Rue de Flandres, Brussels that he wanted to take the concept to other Belgian cities and if possible also outside Belgium.
After the successful opening of the restaurant in the Brussels centre and then a second one in the area of Sablon, the ‘bowl’ concept will also be available in Gent.
The current chef of San Sablon will be taking the lead at the new restaurant in Gent which is expected to be close to popular Gent restaurant Vrijmoed.
Gent is therefore set to welcome another of Belgium’s top chefs after the successful opening of Kobe Desramault’s Chambree Séparée.
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.
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.”