drakes of Brighton hosted the festival’s first ever International Chef Exchange and welcomed Chef Audrey Eussen of the Beaumont restaurant and hotel in Maastricht.
For one night, Audrey took the reins from Andrew MacKenzie in the drakes kitchen and produced a five course menu using a combination of local produce she sourced from Sussex producers, combined with some Dutch ingredients, and of course, her own unique flair.
During her week with us, Audrey visited local producers including Harveys Brewery and Ridgeview Winery to discover some of Sussex’s famed food and drink.
The return leg of the exchange took place in November with Chef Andrew MacKenzie of drakes showcasing his unique style of cooking in Maastricht.
With both events selling out, the Festival team is continuing to work on this concept and plans to bring Sussex further chef exchanges – they’re looking at Lyon, Toronto and even Dubai!
drakes, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PE T: 01273 696934 www.drakesofbrighton.com
Beaumont Hotel and Restuarant, Wycker Brugstraat 2, 6221 EC Maastricht, Netherlands T: +31 43 325 4433 www.harrysrestaurant.nl