Marylebone’s Café Luc celebrated its first birthday in style this June. The Belgian brasserie put on a lovely reception where guest enjoyed mouth-watering canapés prepared by Head Chef David Collard while the champagne and cocktails flowed generously.
The luscious steak tartar adorned with truffle was closely rivalled by the scallop ceviché all soft chilled lime deliciousness. Exactly the level of food one anticipates from Collard formerly of Ramsay’s Fleur, Petrus and chef to President Mitterand. A homely tasteful nod to the owners’, Laurent Vercauteren Drubbel and Julie van Oostende, Belgian roots was found in the delicately crisp paper-wrapped chips.
The chic restaurant, named for van Oostende’s father, has a stylish contemporary feel – walking that fine line between classic and casual. The Victorian property has been renovated to a very high order with bespoke fittings that are beautifully understated. I was lucky enough to tour the wonderfully appointed kitchen where chefs create fine offerings in top conditions. MyVillage looks forward to returning for more than canapés and a full review.
50 Marylebone High Street,
London W1U 5HN