November 11, 2010 – A man who was named Chef of the Year in France this year is tossing around food in pots and pans for you this week, at a hotel in Nairobi.
Edouard Loubet is also a Master Chef and one of the few culinary black-belts to have achieved 2 Michelin stars. That means he’s really good.
Anyway, he’s the main star of “4 days in Provence” a French food festival that takes place every year at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
This festival celebrates French food and Chef Loubet will have a chance to impress Kenyan taste-buds by replacing the taste of nyama choma with ‘tantalizing dishes’ from Nov 10 – 13.
The Chef is known for letting his creativity express itself with each of his dishes that have been variously described as unique, skilfully imagined, spontaneous and a perfect alchemy of chords.
“With each dish, I endeavour to find that which still has the flavour of authenticity, in order to bring to life the memories and the dreams of my childhood…” he claims.
After the ‘4 Days in Provence’, some of the Chef’s creations will be stamped on existing menus to create a special Christmas menu at the Mandhari restaurant in the Serena.
Organisers say his visit is part of a long term partnership with Serena Hotels which has so far seen him train up to 21 talented Chefs from Serena’s East Africa properties, both in Kenya and at his ‘La Bastide de Capelongue’ restaurant in the Southern France region of Provence.