The Degand family, Mr Fabrice Duchêne, CEO, Mr Luca Gaviglio, Executive Chef and Dominique de Halleux, administrative manager are pleased to announce the reopening of the Emily restaurant on Thursday September 28, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Emily will only be open in the evenings of September 28-29 and 30, and from October 3, lunch and dinner hours will be available.
This house located at 4 rue de l'Abbaye, neighboring Maison Degand, was once a bakery. Pierre Degand completely transformed it.
In 2015, the restaurant was managed by the Litvine family under the name Villa Emily. Today, after 8 years, the Degand family has taken back management of the restaurant.
Indeed, Brussels' esteemed gastronomic establishment "Emily" is returning to the hands of Degand family. This change sets off a series of transformations, including the introduction of a new chef, a new team and a fresh name for the establishment, starting in fall 2023.
About the chef: Journey of a Son from Calabria and Sicily
Luca arrived in Belgium 27 years ago. He came here for a vacation and never returned to his native Piedmont. With a Calabrian father and a Sicilian mother, a taste for good cuisine was bound to accompany him on his journey to becoming a future chef in Belgium. He began his journey at Da Mimmo (Brussels), starting in the dishwashing department!
"At that time, I wanted to explore other things," he continues. "This profession became my livelihood but also my true passion. I worked elsewhere after that, before wanting to open my own restaurant."