What is the most unusual request you’ve had?
People often ask if we have a bed for them to be able to stay overnight. It reassures me that people feel at home here. When I started the project I wanted to make sure it would be the place I would personally want to spend time in, to serve the products I would want to be served myself, with the attention I would like to receive. All the people who collaborate on the project share the same philosophy.
What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business?
Come in, have a Cantillon, and meditate on what you’re about to do.
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What is your dream project?
If you could only bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?
I wanted to answer ‘my wife and two kids,’ but I think I’ll go for a big boat, loads of food (including a pallet of Orval), and a good GPS so I can just leave and go home whenever I’m bored.
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
How would you describe Lambicus in 80 characters?
The Belgian Beer Heaven, 400+ beers, five rotating taps, tasting events, tapas.
Pale Ale or Lambic? Lambic.
Roman Polanski or Stanley Kubrick? Kubrick.
Canon or Nikon? Nikon.
New York or Paris? New York.
Sea or Mountain? Both.
Train or Plane? Train.