Gert De Mangeleer Launches an Exciting New Dining Concept

16 Jan 2020
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Inspired by culinary voyages of discovery through Asia, Hertog Jan *** Restaurant Group is launching a new concept this year. Titled ‘Chef’s Invitation’, Gert De Mangeleer will regularly invite chefs he has befriended from all over the world to cook with him in one of his restaurants, and the 2020 itinerary already has some special guests on the list…

The very first Chef’s Invitation will take place at LESS Eatery in Bruges on 29 and 30 January with chef Susumu Shimizu from Anis, and chef Hiroyasu Kawate from Florilege (2 Michelin stars and no. 5 on Asia’s 50 Best List). Both chefs have their restaurants in Tokyo.

It is no a coincidence that the Hertog Jan team has invited these Japanese culinary masters to cook up a storm with them in Bruges. This year, a spotlight is shining on Japan with the Olympic Games taking place this summer.But in addition to the exciting sports events, Japan is also a culinary hotspot, with an innovative and refined cuisine that continues to inspire many Western chefs.Moreover, it is no secret that Gert De Mangeleer regularly makes culinary trips to Japan and is particularly inspired by Japanese cuisine.

Both Susumu Shimizuand Hiroyasu Kawate are trained in classical French cuisine, which they masterfully blend with their Japanese roots.This sophisticated mix will undoubtedly stand out during the very first edition of ‘Chef’s Invitation’. Both guest chefs will prepare a special tasting menu which they will cook alongsideGert De Mangeleer and Ruige Vermeireat LESS Eatery, which received its first Michelin star at the end of 2019, barely 9 months after its opening in February.

The very first Chef’s Invitation will take place on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2020 at LESS Eatery in Bruges at 7 p.m. The cost is 195 € pp (all-inclusive) which gives diners an extensive menu with varied dishes from the different chefs.

The next edition of Chef’s Invitation will follow at Less Eatery on 6 and 7 May 2020, with chef Jordy Navarra from Toyo Eatery  (no. 43 in the Asian 50 Best) in Manila, Philippines.

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