Pascal Devalkeneer took over the Chalet de la Forêt in December 1999.
This grand property perched at the edges of the forest benefitted from an exceptional location and the young chef immediately saw the potential for an outstanding restaurant!
From his earlier experiences at Surcouf, La Truffe Noire or working alongside Roger Souveryns at Scholteschof, Pascal grew an irreproachable technique. As an ardent defender of seasonal and natural products, his style is characterised by simplicity and a magnificent balance of tradition and avant-garde. “Simplicity is there to guarantee true flavours,” he told us. 15 years later, the high-quality cuisine, the refined and elegant decor, the ambiance and the impeccable service, make this outstanding restaurant, with its two Michelin stars a great self-respecting Brussel's restaurant whose guests keep returning to!
Moreover, le Chalet de la Forêt is member of the prestigious Les grandes Tables du Monde and the only belgian restaurant being part of Relais & Chateaux.
Portrait by: Xavier Harcq