Magnus Ek, the chef of 2 Michelin star restaurant Oaxen Krog in Stockholm, Sweden will be the first guest of Sang Hoon Degeimbre at L’Air du Temps in Liernu, Belgium.
The first Play Food event will take place on 8 November at 7.30pm.
This is not the first time that the Swedish chef will be cooking in Belgium since he will return after the GELINAZ! Brussels Headquarters experience which took place in 2017 at Brussels restaurant Bon Bon.
The Swedish chef is a pioneer in many ways. He started using edible plants and foraging for food more than 20 years ago when it was still unheard of at the time. He did it without much fanfare and you could say that he is one of the early pioneers of the new Nordic cuisine. Magnus opened his restaurant Oaxen Krog in Sweden more than 20 years ago at a time when foraging what not what restaurants did. Today, he still forages almost every day.
The chef runs his restaurant, the Oaxen Krog and Slip at Djurgården with his wife Agneta Green. The couple had started their restaurant on the remote island of Oaxen in 1994 and kept it open till 2011 but had to move closer to Stockholm because it was not profitable. It was here that Magnus developed his cooking philosophy of using wild ingredients and local produce before this came into vogue.
The new restaurant is in a former shipyard on the island of Djurgården. It is still close to nature but also in the centre of town.
The announced guests of San Degeimbre are Anne Sophie Pic, chef of 3 Michelin star restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic in Valence France, Dominique Crenn of 2 Michelin starred Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, USA, Emmanuel Renault, chef of 3 Michelin star Flocons de Sel in Megeve, France, Mauro Colagreco of two Michelin star restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France and Andreas Caminada of three Michelin star restaurant Schauenstein Schloss Restaurant in Switzerland. The name of the events is PLAY FOOD and San’s idea is to let them use the terroir and the garden to express their personality and dishes.
Bookings for the first dinner on Thursday November 8 are open. The 7 course menu (all inclusive) costs EUR 300 per person.