British-St. Lucian chef retires to open cookery school in St. Lucia

A popular Norwich city centre restaurant selling traditional French Creole cuisine is closing.

Chez Denis, which was once the most popular restaurant in Norwich, served it’s final dish a few months ago.

Now the once proud owner and chef, Denis Rosembert, 59, from Easton, is starting a pop-up restaurant around Norfolk and a French creole cookery school in St Lucia, where he grew up.

Rosembert said: “People don’t want me to close but I have been running my own restaurant for 44 years now and it is time for a change. I want to do something different.

“I have got mixed feelings about closing my restaurant. I’m going to be busier than I am at the moment but it will be on my terms.

“I think a pop-up restaurant will be great. I’m so excited about it.”

He added: “French creole is a totally different way of cooking. People appreciate my food in Norwich and I’m so grateful to them. I appreciate what they have done for me. My customers are looking forward to my pop-up restaurant. I love Norwich and Norfolk.”

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