‘4 mains vertes’ at Lemonnier (Lavaux-Ste-Anne)

2_IMG_8857 The Place

Restaurant Lemonnier is a gastronomic restaurant and hotel located in Lavaux-Ste-Anne in the Walloon region of Belgium. It is awarded with a 17/20 score in the Gault&Millau guide and has 1 Michelin star. The hotel features nine rooms, are comfortably equipped with bathroom and terrace. The interior of the hotel and the restaurant are traditional and in harmony with the surrounding nature and the village character. The place also boasts a winter garden and terrace.

IMG_8832(Pictures made with iPhone, appologies for the lower quality)

The Chefs

We visited the restaurant for a special dinner “4 mains vertes” (“green 4 hands”), where chefs Eric and Tristan Martin from Lemonnier and Christophe Pauly from ‘Le coq aux Champs’ offered an exceptional menu “only vegetables” on Monday, September 29 2014. Le Coq aux Champs was also elected as the best vegetable restaurant in Wallonia and Luxemburg that day by Gault&Millau, so there was a double reason to celebrate.

The menu was composed out of 4 appetisers, 3 dishes from Eric & Tristan, and 3 dishes from Christophe. It was an interesting experience to taste a vegetarian-only menu from the two chefs, and based on this menu we will definitely visit their restaurants in the future to discover more of their culinary art.

For more information about the dishes, please see Be-gusto’s review.

Appetisers 

Bean, tomato

IMG_8842 Sweet radish, leek, horseradish

IMG_8840 Gnocchi, beet, caper

IMG_8839Pumpkin, lovage, chestnut

IMG_8838 Menu

Noiremoutier potato in salt crust (Christophe)

IMG_8843 Noiremoutier potato with onion, oyster leaf, samphire and a butter sauce (Christophe)

IMG_8845 Cauliflower mousse and crumble with mini tomatoes (Eric & Tristan)

IMG_8846 Structures of Crapaudine beets (Christophe)

IMG_8848 Smoked fruits & vegetables in a smoked broth (Eric & Tristan)

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‘Cueillette et ramasse’ or a selection of mushrooms picked by the chef with a porcini sauce.

IMG_8853 Diced pear with fennel, grapefruit and pear sorbet (Eric & Tristan)

IMG_8857 Cream of sorrel and apple (Eric & Tristan)

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Restaurant Lemonnier
Rue Baronne Lemonnier 82
5580 Lavaux-Ste-Anne
084/38.88.83
www.lemonnier.be

Coq Aux Champs
Rue du Montys 71
4557 Tinlot
085/51 20 14
www.lecoqauxchamps.be

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