Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

L’air du temps
Liernu (BE)

16th - 18th January 2019

Guest of local chef Michel Hojac, Hotel Giardino Mountain*****-W-


2 Michelin stars

19 GaultMillau points / 5 Toques

No. 35 – European Restaurants 2018 (OAD-Ranking)


The creations by two-star chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre are a kaleidoscope of his five-hectare garden and farming activities that surround his L’air du temps Restaurant in Liernu, in the Belgian province of Namur. Born in Korea and adopted as a child, he grew up in Belgium. Sang-Hoon Degeimbre combines in his kitchen the aromas of his two home countries with inspiration gathered during journeys around the world. “I try to create dishes using collective memory, transcribing these traditions into modern times. Invoking emotions with all the ingredients from my garden, accentuating the flavours of local or unique produce with some particular twist that brings delights and creates an experience to remember”, is the way Sang-Hoon Degeimbre describes his style.

Armed with a pharmacy degree and his experience as a highly successful sommelier before embarking on his career as a chef, this internationally celebrated superstar of the Belgian gourmet scene, has acquired comprehensive and substantial knowledge in his field and a well-schooled yet subtle perception of the most varied of flavour nuances.