Open kitchen and shared table: soon a new Creole restaurant in Lons-le-Saunier

Twelve seats are available, with opening onto the kitchen. (© Joffrey Fodimbi)

You like it Creole cuisine do you want to find out? It will be possible soon. they July 5, 2022rue des Salines at Lons-le-Saunier, Laïla Libertatea Agnès son nouveau restaurant opens, « The Delights of Heya ”, From the name of one of her great-grandmothers.

Originally from theSaint Martin Islandlocated in the heart of the Caribbeanthe one that arrived in the metropolis in 2018will soon be able to fulfill his dream, to 38 years old. «After himHurricane Irma 2017, my husband and I decided to go to the metropolis; he, as a former basketball player (Lyonel Agnès, ed.) had already lived there younger. And out of opportunity, we worked in Dijon, at JDA Dijon Basketball training center. »

While working in the local economic development sector in St. Maarten, the one who “has always loved to cook since she was little, especially with my grandmother,” finds herself behind the stoves of the training center.

“And at the same time, I started to have an activity of home chef, for the American players of the professional basketball club of Dijon, who struggled with French cuisine, and who preferred Caribbean cuisine, influenced, among other things, by the USA. »

Pursue and evolve the concept

Arrival in the Swear EN 2020 Laïla Freedom Agnès continues and develops her activity as a home chef, “even if the health crisis did not make things easier ”. But the strong customer demand for takeaway cuisine is evolving its project. “Until I meet the chief.” Emmanuel Chamoutonat the head of Tic Tac Touch, who offered me to take his suite, but with my own restaurant. »

Thus, I preceded them shared table concept and of open kitchen “In order to keep the atmosphere of sharing essential to Creole cuisine,” the chef Saint-Martinoise wanted to make it evolve.

“Besides being able.” privatization of the 12-person tableI will also make some unique dishes on site or takeawayevery noon from September 2022, but also from brunchs on a Sunday morning by mes, as well as workshops for children, around the pastry, and for adults, around Caribbean cuisine. »

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So on site, a variety of entrees, dishes and desserts will be served over the course of the day. “Caribbean cuisine draws its influences from India, Africa, France, Spain, Portugal and Asia; so my kitchen will be a mix of all that, no fuss and always in a good mood. »

And on the drinks side? “As amazing as it may sound, Jurassic wine goes very well with Caribbean cuisine, so that’s what I’ll serve.” »

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