New Delhi, November 26, 2022: The Chambers is proud to have hosted Chef Yves Mattagne for an exclusive Rendezvous at Taj Mahal, New Delhi on 25 November 2022 at Albero – The Chambers restaurant.
As a part of its Rendezvous series, The Chambers, India’s very first exclusive business club, presented a Rendezvous with Chef Yves Mattagne and his Two-Starred Michelin restaurant La Villa Lorraine. The culinary soirees showcased his signature flavours paired with a handpicked selection of beverages. The culinary Rendezvous was also presented at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai earlier this week (22 & 23 November 2022 at the Souk).
The epicurean celebration at Taj Mahal, New Delhi was a classic showcase of world-class cuisine amidst meaningful conversations and delightful interactions with the culinary maestro – Yves Mattagne, a highly acclaimed and awarded Chef who specialises in exquisite seafood presentations, contemporary world cuisine, and eclectic gastronomical experiences. Having recently received Two-Michelin Stars for his new restaurant, La Villa Lorraine – Chef Yves Mattagne was excited to showcase his extensive repertoire to a discerning audience.
The exquisitely curated menu features signature flavours such as Tiger Shrimp –melon, watermelon, cassis, chili pepper & lime; Flamed Hamachi – oyster, Granny Smith, cucumber, shio, wasabi; Scallops – nappa cabbage, coral, combava; Lamb – harissa, smoked eggplant; and delectable vegetarian creations such as Flamed Avocado – plankton, daikon, red shiso, cucumber; Green Asparagus –wild mushrooms, yellow wine sauce, caramelized onions; Smoked Eggplant; Guyot Pear –cardamom, red wine, macadamia.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Satyajeet Krishan, Area Director – New Delhi and General Manager – Taj Mahal, New Delhi, said, “Taj Mahal, New Delhi has been a preferred hospitality destination in the heart of the Capital for over four decades offering timeless experiences and warm service. After the resounding success of Chef Yves Mattagne’s culinary soirée earlier in the year and in our continued effort to bring innovative dining experiences to our guests, we were delighted to welcome back Chef Yves Mattagne and present a special Rendezvous where the Chef unraveled the culinary secrets of a contemporary world as he recreated the spirit of La Villa Lorraine for our guests.”
Commenting on his return to India, Chef Yves Mattagne said, “I am so pleased to be on this special tour to India and create exclusive dining experiences and make more wonderful memories at two of the iconic Hotels of IHCL – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, and Taj Mahal, New Delhi.
My team and I feel very welcome and happy to have this culinary collaboration with The Chambers and showcase our signature flavours from La Villa Lorraine. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurants in Belgium too. If last time was memorable – this time will be unforgettable!”
About Chef Yves Mattagne:
Yves Mattagne, born in 1963, started his career at a renowned international hospitality group in Brussels following his military service with the Belgian navy. He then moved on to their London Hotel in Gatwick where he became a chef for their gastronomic restaurant for 2 years. When he returned to Belgium, he assisted famous Belgian chef Michel Beyls at “l’Orangerie”. The next step in his gastronomic career was his 8-month training at “Le Divellec” in Paris, where he trained for the opening of the Sea Grill. Yves Mattagne took over in January 1990 and was awarded a 1st Michelin star in 1991, followed by the 2nd one in 1997. 2009 saw the launch of the Atelier Yves Mattagne – a cooking school and caterer based in Tour & Taxis – and 2010 was the year Yves became the owner of the Sea Grill. The Sea Grill kept its 2 stars until it closed its doors in December 2019, before the Chef relocated to the Villa Lorraine in Uccle. While the new and improved Villa Lorraine was being renovated, the Chef ran a pop-up restaurant – the Art Club – on the famous Place Royale, serving world cuisine ‘to share’ inspired by his travels abroad. In September 2019 Yves Mattagne launched the first Gaufres& Waffles, together with his son Sébastien, David Ghysels and Michael Chiche (Dinner in the Sky), offering authentic savoury and sweet Brussels waffles. In 2020, the Chef opened the new Villa Lorraine – a restaurant & lounge bar – a combination of fine casual and low dining. In 2022 – La Villa Lorraine was awarded Two Michelin stars in a glittering ceremony.
About Taj Mahal, New Delhi:
Taj Mahal, New Delhi, one of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital, is a tribute to timeless hospitality and legendary service. Central to the Hotel’s prominence is its grandeur, grace, and charm, blended effortlessly with contemporary comforts and amenities. The hotel complements the broad boulevards and leafy splendour of Delhi’s chief architect, Edwin Lutyens. With its proximity to the seat of government, cultural centers and iconic heritage wonders, Taj Mahal, New Delhi is one of the most preferred locations among patrons.