In the last installment About food here Kobe Ilsen in good company. Emmanuel Macron and his wife brought in november a visit to Belgium, the first official state visit by a French president in 47 years time. Reason enough to celebrate with a sumptuous state banquet for king Filip and queen Mathilde at Laeken. And where to eat, Kobe Ilsen and Danira Boukhriss with their programs About food. A dinner for up to 172 guests on the castle of Laeken: what preparation will there are actually in advance? And what will this visit presented? About food looking for the from and offers the viewer a unique look behind the scenes of an official state banquet.
A perfect festive table
A few days before the state banquet if Kobe all of a first time visit to the castle to make preparations to follow along. Under the watchful eye of Norbert, the personnel manager of the palace, he learns how tables are completely according to the etiquette have to be covered. In the loft is Vincent Vermeulen along with handy tips to create a flawless festive table.
All hands on deck
The day of the banquet is already there from early in the morning a lot of life in the palace. The students of hotelschool Ter Groene Poorte are responsible for the operation and practicing every step. Together with experienced chefs engage students to get to the menu to perfection to prepare. In the greenhouse everything is readied for the final coffee with chocolates, specially for the occasion.