Cantine Copine goes back to the essence of gastronomy: enjoying great food in great company. Whether it’s loved ones, friends or colleagues; around a good table we all just want to be happy.
Still too often gastronomy seems to be a matter of formal white tablecloths and an army of waiters. Or to be taken on the personal trip of a trendy chef with a hip philosophy about where ingredients may come from,or what the ideal dining experience should look like. Often tasty, certainly, but sometimes intimidating, usually difficult.
None of this at Cantine Copine. After 20 years of cooking in star-rewarded kitchens, my philosophy is crystal clear. I focus on what I’m good at, i.e. preparing refined and flavor-intensive dishes, and presenting them on beautiful plates. Anything else that might be an obstacle for your pleasure, we eliminate: no set menus, no rules or rituals, no dress code. Formal or informal, large or small appetite, little time or a lot of time, vegetarian or allergic: tell us about it, talk to us, we are here for you. That’s how we like it.
Not coincidentally, the canteen in a company or club is the place where you can just relax and where often the really important things are said. Not a coincidence either that Copine is the colloquial French term for a good friend. Cantine Copine: those two words sum up our whole “philosophy”. It is my personal kitchen. But feel welcome to make it your own personal restaurant.
Karen Keygnaert, Chef Copine.