Stéphane Diffels aspires to give you a real good time far and beyond just a good meal. Those who have already come to L’Air de Rien will remember the powerful aromas of a pot-au-feu, the melting ravioli with herbs, the smoking flavour of a trout from Ondenval.
The Chef cooks according to his whims, the seasons and what he finds not far afield. No spices from the ends of the earth — he invents his own condiments.
An old stone farmhouse, modernised with raw timber and lime walls. Two bright rooms and a few secret premises, including a lounge where you can end the evening listening to vinyl records.
The (partially glazed) kitchen affords a rare sight: a small team that knows and trusts each other to no end, an unchoreographed and relaxed ballet where each person naturally finds his or her place.
Come in jogging suits or in crinoline, as long as you feel good.
Stéphane Diffels doesn’t like to talk about himself too much. In the end, you will find out who he is when you eat what he cooks: open, caring, meticulous, generous, attentive. Shy in real life, he reserves his extravagance for his dishes.
As choosing means eliminating, he has opted for a single set menu. A choice that was not made by default: the meals he serves are journeys built with patience and precision, with a good reason for each stage.
You might not feel like hitting the road again after your meal at L’Air de Rien. The chef has accordingly selected a few establishments where you can prolong the blessed moment of discovery to get away in the region for an evening… it is ever so beautiful and auspicious to suspended time.
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We also offer a vegetarian menu. If you are interested, please indicate as much in the comments.
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