Christophe Hardiquest, chef of the two Michelin star restaurant Bon Bon today launched Bon Bon Origins. Born out of the desire of the Belgian chef to rediscover traditional Belgian recipes that have stood the test of time but deconstructing them and bringing them to life again in a contemporary way, he will be organising collaborative dinners with different chefs that are focused on their own terroirs.
The first guest chef to cook at the Brussels restaurant is Gert De Mangeleer. The dinner takes place on Thursday January 18. The Belgian guest chef for the night needs no introduction. He is chef of three Michelin star restaurant Hertog Jan which he took over with his culinary soulmate and front of house Joachim Boudens in 2005. In 2006, Hertog Jan was awarded its first Michelin star, followed by a second in 2009 and a third in 2011. In 2014, he received the European chef of the year award.
Hardiquest said that with the collaborative dinners with different international chefs, he wants to showcase the preciousness of Belgium’s heritage and the importance of keeping the roots alive for the next generations.
In addition to the main guest chef, Christophe has decided to invite a young Belgian upcoming talent to complete the guest team. By doing so, he wants to offer the opportunity to younger chefs to share their culinary thoughts on their own territory by creating 3 snacks.
The first young chef that Christophe has decided to invite is his sous-chef Adrian Cunnac who has worked with Christophe for the past six years.
Last year, Hardiquest had organised GELINAZ! headquarters at his restaurant welcoming some of the world’s top chefs (19 in total) to cook with him during the GELINAZ! second shuffle that took place in December.
More details and information on the dinner can be found here.