Brasserie Alfa offers 160 meals for Luxembourg’s most deprived for the fifth year in a row
On Saturday 23 April the Brasserie du Grand Hôtel Mercure Alfa welcomed a rather different clientele for lunch. For the fifth consecutive year the Brasserie opened its doors to those who are disadvantaged amongst Luxembourg’s population.
The directors and chefs of the Accor hotel group- consisting of Ibis, Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure – gather together each year to serve a nourishing meal to people in need. The food was prepared on site by five chefs, served by seven directors and three deputy directors together with their teams.
Willem Dullemond, General Manager at Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa and initiator of the ongoing project, said in his welcome address: “It’s a pleasure to come together, to do something for the community and for us all to set to work for guests in a completely different context. Now in its fifth year it has become a tradition and we hope to keep it up for many years to come.”
The chefs prepared a delicious four-course meal that was served to 160 people in the grand dining room. Following a welcome drink, the lunch began with a starter of half fresh and half smoked salmon with a Grelette (fresh tomato) sauce. Diners were then invited to tuck into a main course of chicken roulade with feta, braised tomato and mixed olives accompanied by a Provence vegetable sauce, potato purée with olive oil and rocket salad. Guests then enjoyed Grattepaille cheese on a bed of salad and the four courses were rounded off with a chocolate tartlet for dessert.
The lunch at Brasserie Alfa is a well-looked forward to occasion for beneficiaries of Stëmm vun der Strooss and attracts people of all ages and nationalities, who not only attend it to enjoy a delicious meal but also to socialise in a special setting.