The Chatelain Boutique Hotel is one of Belgium’s only family-run 5-stars establishments. 
In their relentless quest for finesse and exclusivity, they are launching the Chatelain Gourmand Cooking Classes
No more watching Masterchef at home for you. You can finally cook side by side, apron to apron with incredible starred chefs.

credit photo: Chatelain Gourmand

The starting point of this culinary adventure will be October 15th, with no other than Lionel Rigolet, the celebrated chef from the 2 stars “Comme chez Soi”. Other international chefs include Christophe Adam, the French chef pâtissier of “L’Eclair de Génie”.

Chef Lionel Rigolet

The evenings will start with bubbles and fingerfood at the lovely hotel’s garden. Then, you will follow the chef into the kitchen where he’ll have you prepare, taste and cook alongside him, revealing his tips and secrets.
Groups of maximum 20 people ensure an intimate and personalised experience.
Once you take off your apron, the Chef will prepare a 3 course gourmet menu from his restaurant’s carte.
Chef Rigolet will give monthly workshops until July but hurry because the first dates are already full.

For those of you who won’t make it to one of the Chatelain Gourmand Workshops, know that the cuisine at the Chatelain Hotel, by Chef Nicolas Gadomski is exquisite. He is very fond of flowers and herbs and revisits French and Belgian classics.

Last week I was treated to a truly delicious lunch and the Chef served us:

Chanterelle mushroom cream and shitake
Finger of smoked duck filet, candied Rhubarb and red oignons
Veal medallion with young vegetables and red pepper elixir
Chocolate, nougatine, caramel and pistacchio mousse.

I have to say I might have been somewhat distracted during the “working lunch”, mesmerised by the food. Yeah, I’m a food-junkie. 

Mr Grunwald Jr himself, the hotel group owner, came to say hi. And shortly after, the Chef also popped out of the kitchen, hat still perched, to greet us and check on us.

                       Can I have more mousse au chocolat s’il vouh plaih?

One of these days, when my cats annoy me too much, I might go and stay at the hotel. All the rooms have been redone and they are really big. I mean who wants to sleep in a matchbox? And look at the terrace, too!

The style is somewhat “timeless elegant” which can be a tad offsetting when you’re used to hotels with trendy and minimalist design. But they pride themselves in making every guest feel unique and make his stay as pleasant and personalised as possible. If it’s anyway near my lunch bliss, it’s definetely worth the stay :) 

For more info on the classes, go here.
For info on the hotel, go here.
For press info, contact Laurence Hannon:

And if you become a fancy Chef after the classes, feel free to invite the Brusselsprouts for a taste!! ;)