Tag Archives: fine dining

NOMA 2.0 – Copenhagen

I. THE STORY The origins of the movement The Noma restaurant has changed the history of Scandinavian cuisine. In 2003, no one spoke of Nordic cooking, but with the help of Redzepi and his business partner Claus Meyer in 2004, Nordic chefs gathered in Copenhagen to discuss the creation of a new Nordic cuisine based […]

Interview – Chef Sergio Herman

A beautiful and sunny day, I spent some time with an amazing chef: Sergio Herman. Getting to know such a talent, and to have some quality time together, was a worth-remembering moment. Perfectionist, exceptional chef and businessman, he is driven by an extraordinary energy. Sergio Herman is the famous chef from Oud Sluis, next to […]

Geranium – Copenhagen

On a gentle summer evening, in one of my favorite cities, I tasted the delicacies of an extraordinary multi sensorial chef.  Indeed, Geranium in Copenhagen became a legend last year, when its chef Rasmus Kofoed became the first Danish chef winning the 3rd star. Set on the top of a building along a sports stadium, […]

Sra bua by kiin kiin – Bangkok

What? A touristic and fun food place. For who? Spectacular kitchen amateurs. My feeling ? Sra Bua is the little sister of Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen restaurant the chef Henrik Andersen Hyde, who is the first chef to have associated molecular and Thai cuisines. In an impressive decor in the Siam Kempinski hotel – a […]

Nahm – Bangkok

What? A place of contemporary and elegant Thai food. For who? An experienced Asian palate, familiar with Thai traditional food. With whom? Friends from everywhere on Earth. My feeling ? Nahm is one of my favorite places in Bangkok. Chef David Thompson, who was born and raised in Australia, faced an extraordinary challenge by establishing […]

Paste – Bangkok

What? An aristocratic Thai restaurant. For who? A sophisticated man who wants to find modern and unusual flavors. With whom? His business partners for a tasty lunch. My feeling ? Paste is an address that differs from other places of the city. It proposes to rediscover Thai cusine by reinventing recipes with a modern twist. […]

Sensi – Bangkok

What? A sophisticated Italian restaurant. For who? An Italian lover. With whom? His wife for an intimate and romantic moment. My feeling ? In the small house in the centre of Sathorn Area in Bangkok, Christian and Clara have made a refined Italian restaurant that I adore. From the front door, you will enter a […]

Kadeau – Bornholm

What? A place from another galaxy. For who? A Scandinavia lover looking for unique experience and setting. With whom? His lover, to offer her fresh air and share new sensations together. Where? On Bornholm island, half an hour’s flight from Copenhagen. My feeling? If I had one night left, take me to Kadeau Bornholm… Nestled […]

Flocons de sel – Megève

What? A fine dining place where tradition is exhausted with subtlety. For who? An epicurean looking for excellence. With whom? His family for a special occasion. My feeling ? Flocons de sel is a precious place. It is one of those where you keep coming back through time to find some forgotten flavors. Superficial Food […]

Akrame – Paris

Posted by Amélie on 24 Jan 2016 / 0 Comment

What? A place inhabited by a culinary artist, connected to his emotions and his roots. For whom? A spoilt foodie, looking for unique flavors. With whom? His foodie friends coming from abroad, when they meet in the City of Lights. My feeling? Akrame is a wonderful discovery for The Foodalist. Emotional and inspired, chef Akrame […]

Souvenir – Ypres

Posted by Amélie on 23 Dec 2015 / 0 Comment

What? A incredible gifted chef, closed to his nature. For who? An epicurean esthete. With who? A carnivore, to prove that vegetables cooked with talent have many flavors to be discovered. My feeling? I am often asked what my favorite gastronomic places are in Belgium. I would advise Souvenir, for sure. Through its pure white […]

In de Wulf – Dranouter

Posted by Amélie on 08 Nov 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Dranouter, next to the Belgian-French border. What? A poetic fine dining hideaway. For who? A gourmet looking for authenticity. With who? His lover, to share an intimate moment. My Feeling? When I was driving to In de Wulf, I was beginning a whole process: I was giving myself a break from modern times. […]

The Jane – Antwerp

Where? In Antwerp, in an old chapel. What? The hippest gourmet restaurant at the moment, that won the Best Restaurant and Bar design Award. For who? A trendy and demanding man. With whom? His friend, coming from NYC for the weekend. My feeling?  Chef Sergio Herman owns the 2 Belgian coolest culinary scenes: The Jane and […]

Celler de Can Roca – Gironia

Posted by Amélie on 06 Oct 2015 / 0 Comment

Where?  In Girona, one hour drive from Barcelona. For who? An organized man who wants to make a nice surprise to his beloved one for a special occasion. With who?  A foodie wife. My feeling? I had the chance to visit El Celler shortly after it recovered the World’s best restaurant title in the 50 […]

Disfrutar – Barcelona

Posted by Amélie on 01 Jul 2015 / 0 Comment

Where? In Barcelona. For who? A nostalgic of El Bulli restaurant. With whom? His lover who didn’t have the chance to taste Ferran Adrià’s molecular cuisine. My feeling? We all have different visions of gastronomy. Some people are looking for the harmony of the flavors, some others for perfection, and others are looking for imperfection. Personally, […]

Hertog Jan – Bruges

Posted by Amélie on 06 May 2015 / 0 Comment

A few minutes away from Bruges, you will find a modern gastronomy institution: Hertog Jan. Two years ago, I had the chance to taste Gert De Mangeleer’s cuisine and he completely conquered me. When I came back recently to visit his new location a few miles away, I was again overwhelmed by his amazing cuisine. Hertog Jan is […]

Air du temps/Kadeau – Namur/Copenhagen

Posted by Amélie on 02 May 2015 / 0 Comment

I had been dreaming of Kadeau restaurant in Copenhagen for a long time. My biggest surprise was when I could attend their four hands dinner with Sang Hoon Degeimbre at the Air du Temps. As you may have already read here, Sang Hoon’s cuisine had already conquered me. That’s why, when I heard that he invited me to his […]

Pure C – Cadzand

Posted by Amélie on 29 Apr 2015 / 0 Comment

I have already mentioned to you my admiration for Sergio Herman, a man with an immense talent and a rock attitude. He’s one of the new generation chefs who understood that the culinary genius has to be mixed with a good branding to ensure sustainability. Recently, Sergio invited me to his “Fucking Perfect ” movie premiere […]

Koy Shunka – Barcelona

Posted by Thefoodalist on 16 Apr 2015 / 0 Comment

My experience at Koy Shunka restaurant was exceptional.   To be honest, I almost canceled my reservation that day, thinking that trying another Japanese restaurant – especially in Barcelona – was not worth it.   Therefore, when I arrived at Koy Shunka, I was not expecting anything other than excellent but classical Japanese cuisine. My first […]

La Villa in the sky – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 01 Mar 2015 / 0 Comment

At the top of the ITT tower, overlooking Brussels, the Villa in the sky has everything to become famous.   Indeed, that’s the exact place where Alexandre Dionisio – former head chef at Alexandre restaurant and Topchef semi-finalist in 2010 – moved his team to join the Villa Lorraine.   This premium blend gives rise […]

Upper Room Bar – Antwerp

Posted by Thefoodalist on 13 Feb 2015 / 0 Comment

Sergio Herman is the Chef who rocks at the moment. Former chef of Oud Sluis (3*), he owns the 2 Belgian coolest culinary scenes: The Jane and Pure c. And I must say that Sergio is very talented and smart.     He successfully created The Jane, the most glamorous and trendiest restaurant in Belgium, […]

Emily Ristorante – Brussels

Posted by Thefoodalist on 22 Sep 2014 / 2 Comments

I introduce you the brand new restaurant about which every gourmet is talking at the moment: “Emily Ristorante” opened by Degand House, our Brussels famous tailor. Emily ristorante is a very unique place that doesn’t look like any other place in Brussels. Because Pierre Degand wanted to aim high, very high, and has put all his […]

KAMO (New place) – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 18 Sep 2014 / 0 Comment

Near the Ixelles Cemetery, there used to be Kamo. The only Michelin starred Japanese restaurant in Brussels.  Today, Kamo has moved to a different place and we are even more in love with its new decor, and its tasty meals. I could talk about Kamo for hours because it is one of my favorite Japanese […]

Bouchery – BRUSSELS

Posted by Amélie on 09 May 2014 / 2 Comments

At the former place of “Le Pain et le Vin” restaurant, Damien Bouchery – former Bistrot du Mail chef – has settled down a few years ago. This is today one of the most innovative, young and creative culinary scene in Brussels . In a design and stylish decor, I had a delightful time enjoying the instant […]


Posted by Amélie on 20 Nov 2013 / 2 Comments

In Tokyo, in Minato district, I discovered Aronia de Takazawa, one of my last Japanese favourite gems. Once entered in a futuristic setting, I felt to transported in space, and landed in the exclusive Yoshiaki Takazawa’s universe… Each night, his wife Akiko welcomes only 10 guests with great kindness and attention to every detail. She […]


Posted by Amélie on 11 Nov 2013 / 0 Comment

In Mayfair, there is Bo London , chinese chef Alvin Leung’s restaurant. Alvin-The Demon chef-is the inventor of the X-treme Chinese cuisine that reinterprets ancient recipes in a contemporary and fresh perspective. Already awarded two Michelin stars for his restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, he has now received his first star for Bo London […]


Posted by Amélie on 16 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Liernu , near Namur, there is l’Air du Temps. The well known San Hoon Degeimbre has become a Belgian gastronomic reference thanks to his original and unique cuisine , the chef respects each product in its ” personality ” with great skill and daring. With some food pairing , ultrasound, and lacto-fermentation , I […]


Posted by Amélie on 09 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Copenhagen, there is Noma. Ranked from 2010 to 2012 as the “best restaurant in the world ” , one of my dreams was to taste René Redzepi’s natural cuisine. As Noma is one of the most popular restaurants in the world, it is extremely difficult to book a table there and the bookings are […]


Posted by Amélie on 07 Oct 2013 / 0 Comment

In Saint Gilles, there is La Buvette. This is one of my favorite confidential addresses. One of those that you only share with best friends, because it is too good, affordable, and tiny (14 places downstairs). The tiles and counter of this former butchery bring me back to a nostalgic time that belongs to old […]