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Amélie Sakowskis

Amélie Sakowski: taking dining to the next level at L'inattendu

In the culinary scene, Amélie Sakowski is a talented sommelier and owner of L'inattendu. Driven by her passion for great food and outstanding service, Amélie has carved out a unique niche in the industry. Her transition from the social sector to becoming a well-regarded restaurant owner has delighted both local and international guests.


Ath, Belgium
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Amélie's Story: from the social sector to culinary mastery

Amélie's career pivoted unexpectedly when she got a taste of the restaurant business during her studies. Part-time jobs in different roles sparked a passion for the culinary world. Leaving her social work career behind, Amélie fully embraced her newfound love for the restaurant industry. She was motivated by the opportunity to combine her social skills with her growing culinary expertise.

Excellence in Service: a hallmark of Amélie's career

Starting from her early days at Kesketumijotes to her influential tenure at Vieux Château and her remarkable contributions at L'Impératif, Amélie has consistently set higher standards for service quality. Her dedication to elevating the guest experience has remained steadfast, and her distinctive combination of warmth and expertise has left an enduring mark on the patrons.

L'inattendu: a culinary paradise created by Amélie

At L'inattendu, Amélie has crafted an exceptional culinary haven. The restaurant swiftly gained recognition as a must-visit for those in search of an unforgettable dining experience. As you step into L'inattendu, you're greeted by a seamless blend of Amélie's inviting charm and the restaurant's elegant atmosphere, creating the perfect setting for an extraordinary culinary adventure.

The art of pairing: Amélie's expertise as a sommelier

Amélie's skills as a sommelier shine through in her masterfully curated wine pairings. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of both local and international wines, she has meticulously crafted a wine list that harmoniously complements the culinary creations from the kitchen. Every sip is thoughtfully chosen to enhance the flavours and elevate the overall dining experience for guests.

Genuine Hospitality: Amélie's connection to the guests

What truly distinguishes Amélie is her talent for forging authentic connections with her guests. Her genuine warmth and infectious enthusiasm foster a welcoming environment, making guests feel not merely as customers but as cherished patrons. Amélie's empathetic approach has transformed dining at L'inattendu into a celebration of exceptional cuisine and genuine human connection.

Amélie Sakowski: redefining culinary excellence

Amélie's unwavering pursuit of excellence and her fervent dedication to hospitality have firmly established her as a trailblazer in the industry. Her transition from the social sector to sommelier and owner serves as a testament to the transformative potential of following one's heart. Amélie consistently establishes benchmarks for culinary distinction and is reshaping the way we encounter fine dining.

Visit L'inattendu for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure

If you're visitting L'inattendu, prepare yourself for a gastronomic adventure like no other. With Amélie's expert guidance, you'll embark on a journey where flavours intertwine, wines sing, and lasting memories are created. Each dish and every sip invite you to embrace the unexpected and relish a culinary experience that leaves you yearning for more.