I recently had the pleasure of dining at L’Air du Temps and I have to say, it was an unforgettable experience. The restaurant itself is charming and cozy, with a warm ambiance and impeccable service.
And the Squab from Jérôme Demeyer with cabbage and truffle. Seared paw, black garlic, truffle, anchovies, Brussels sprouts and truffle salad
This time was a bit different as we made the call to go with friends and also enjoy the couple of suites and the breakfast on site…
I also wanted to be a bit more thorough than the first time as we also took the wine selection and used more services.
As usual now, let’s start with the team:
Great to stay on site and really enjoy the suites as you can see below, spacious, classy and looking great… we really could enjoy a quick nap and a great night sleep. Just have a look at the environment and also the lobby where we could try a great home-made Gin that we also bought ;-):
Ok now let’s go to the meat i.e. the dinner itself which is a best of since 2005…
Celeriac bread, Osan
Dead leaf, humus, Allette, kojite eggplant, miso
Oyster, ponzu, fish roe
Petit-gris raviole with ssamjong
Vegetables of the moment, lacto juice and oil of the time
Fine carrot brunoise, waxed Ondenval trout, grain bread sheet, sansho broth
Scallops from Dieppe, grilled kale cabbage, green curry, gamtae paste, verjuice with maple syrup
Fillet of doe in cold meats, Royal Belgian Caviar Osietra, lacto
Hare saddle with elderberry, paws a la royale, smoked cabbage
Pumpkin, Muscovado tart, yuzu sorbet, shizo and orange
Endive, coffee, muscovado and orange
Parsley, banana, shizo, yaourt
Now you have seen what we experience including a fantastic service that can be considered top notch and flawless. In terms of food, even if there are ingredients you are not comfortable with, they will make it taste great for you and you won’t be disappointed… it was just like last time a great gastronomic experience that we won’t forget…
Let me also share with you all the different wines we had during the dinner as they were really adding value to the event.
Let’s now move to our breakfast that was also high quality in terms of food and freshness… here are some pics to substantiate my comments.
Do not hesitate to go there if you are around… traveling through Belgium is a good reason to book there, really worth a detour, no doubt!
Here we go our yearly Birthday/Valentine’s dinner… after:
we made the call to visit L’Air du Temps, this place deserves the 2 stars and provided a great service, fantastic food and impeccable atmosphere!
There is not one single course not hitting the best mark, all was simply perfect, we had no comment whatsoever about the whole experience!
A quick word about the place itself, it is beautifully decorated, three main rooms and the building itself is gracious and outstanding.
Next time, no doubt, I will go for the water selection just to try it, we had a couple of spiced waters and woaw, discovery again, matching so well with the dishes…
they definitely have resources.
It is like their garden where they grow their own vegetables that you also can see in your plate…
One little thing though but I know they are working on it, not enough rooms available to sleep over… I booked the evening in October for mid-February and I had to go to a B&B nearby but as I had to drive, I only drank one glass of wine.
This allows me to highlight the quality of the B&B we used, La Chambre d’à Côté is a fantastic B&B managed by fantastic people who are personable and you definitely can spend a whole breakfast chatting with them.