THE STORY

Grandma known for her heavenly cooking.

The true story of Madeleine.

That story started with granny Madeleine decades ago.

At granny’s Madeleine and her husband Rudolf there were always pots for the whole family on the stove. Open-hearted as she was, she enjoyed every moment with her family and friends around the kitchen table.  She was exceptionally good at cooking and the atmosphere at Madeleine’s table was always great.

Her son Robert grew up in the mother’s kitchen and learned there how to balance the flavors.

Later ‘petit’ Robert decided to make more culinary goodies and developed himself as ‘Chef Patissier’. He enriched his sweet life with two little successors: Rudy and Stephane.

“Noblesse oblige” made Maes sons jumped with both feet into restaurant business. After successful projects such as Chaplin, Passim and Salons Cortina Rudy Maes opened Avenue Madeleine restaurant in honor of his great motivators.

This is definitely not the end of the story cause son Alexis runs successfully the restaurant ‘Cleen Schardauw’, daughter Laurence studies at the hotel school and little Marie-Julie already proves herself as a little kitchen princess.