With Lien’s dishes, her partner Cedric serves carefully chosen glasses of wine. “My father is committed to finding exceptional natural, organic and biodynamic wines. He imports them himself, ensuring an idiosyncratic selection of wines you won’t drink anywhere else. The natural approach, without chemical intervention, is very close to my own cooking philosophy, which is why the elegant, slightly unusual flavours are such a good match for my cuisine.” Lien has visited all the vineyards along with her father. Customers are served stories of the winegrowers along with their glass of wine, relayed with great enthusiasm by Cedric. “The mood in the restaurant is always very convivial. Cedric is genuinely interested in people and generally knows everyone’s life story by the end of the night (laughing)”.
Réliva’s location in the lovely historic city of Bruges attracts many international guests. “I can understand that people want to visit Bruges. Every day as I walk around, I am impressed all over again. Bruges has it all. You can enjoy the greenery as you walk along the ramparts, shop in the shopping streets or sample culinary delights in the city’s many restaurants. What more could you want?”