LA TABLE DE MANON
A magnificent gourmet triangle between Alsace, Ardenne and... Brittany. After 3 years in the Old Town of Durbuy, Manon Schenck and David Delmas have moved to Grandhan, a stone's throw away from the smallest town in the world. La Table de Manon is now at a new address, in a fine large house with a beautiful garden and a contemporary but warm and intimate character, fully in the spirit of what they were looking for. Their clear objective is to offer delicious dishes at a reasonable price, with a menu that changes according to the season, and very much focused on seafood, especially lobster.
Fine labels at low prices, and there are some surprises too. A wine list of mainly French wines, with special attention to Alsace wines, of course, as well as some foreign imports, with a special nod to the Belgian vineyard.
David Delmas, a local boy, fell under the spell of the food service industry when he was small, naturally pursuing studies in hospitality in La Roche-en-Ardenne, and hotel management in Liege. After his graduation and a stay in Wales, he ended up in Alsace, at several renowned establishments such as Relais & Chateau La Chenaudière in the Bruche Valley, and the Green Valley in Munster where he discovered a passion for wines alongside his colleague and friend Romain Iltis, France's Best Sommelier and MOF sommelier...
The young Chef Manon Schenck, originally from the Munster valley in Alsace, began her apprenticeship in Hospitality at the age of 14 in Colmar, and has worked in some of the great restaurants, such as the Auberge du Frankenbourg, the Buecher family's Michelin starred restaurant in La Vancelle.
Around that time, she won the title of Best Apprentice in France (Alsace region), and was also a semi-finalist for the 2010 Women & Chef prize. And in 2021, she is crowned "young chef" by the Michelin Guide.
Both being passionate about their profession, and wanting to broaden their professional horizons, they decided to go to Brittany where, for four years, they worked at the Michelin starred hotel restaurant La Butte in Plouider, North Finistère. David as restaurant manager, and Manon as sous-chef. This experience gave them a new vision of sea cuisine, an iodised and fresh gastronomy.
Naturally by now, they decided it was time to start on their own, and that's how the adventure of La Table de Manon began.