A foodie favourite in Arlon
TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS © OLIVIER FRESING
Located at the heart of the charming Belgian town of Arlon, Le Chef est Une Femme (The Chef is a Woman) has become a must-visit foodie hotspot since opening its doors in 2015. Featured in the Michelin Guide and rated highly by Gault&Millau, the restau-rant specialises in modern French cuisine made using fresh, seasonal and local pro-duce.
The restaurant’s namesake is Sandrine Brasseur, who worked for 20 years as a social worker before retraining as a chef and following her dream to launch Le Chef est Une Femme.
Her idea was to create a contemporary, cosy venue where people could enjoy delicious, home-cooked cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Housed in the former Le Gaulois estab-lishment, right in the centre of town, the venue was redesigned and renovated before the opening of Le Chef est Une Femme.
The restaurant is a favourite among couples and groups of friends, many of whom like to make the most of the superb set-menus: for 37 euros you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal made using the freshest and finest quality ingredients.
Also famous are the great value lunchtime menus. “Every Thursday, Friday and Monday lunchtime, you can enjoy a starter and main course for 19 euros,” explains Sandrine. “These are popular with those looking for somewhere to enjoy fresh, quality food during their lunch hour. At lunchtime we also offer suggestions made with ingredients which have just arrived from the market.”
The intimate restaurant can accommodate 20 diners on the ground floor and 20 upstairs. The upstairs banquet room can be privately hired, and is a wonderful venue for celebrating special occasions.