Inter Scaldes, located in Kruiningen, obtained the coveted three stars in the new selection. This restaurant was awarded its very first star 40 years ago, and the second in 1984 before chef Jannis Brevet took over the reins in 2001, giving it new impetus.
“With his inspiration and talent, the chef uses top quality local produce to create complex and harmonious dishes that reveal striking contrasting flavors,” comments Michael Ellis, International Director of MICHELIN Guides.
Also highlighted in the 2018 guide is a total of 16 two-star restaurants and 89 one-star restaurants, of which six get their first star this year. Fitzgerald, located in Rotterdam; Vista restaurant & foodbar in Willemstad, where the chef proposes modern creations, and AIRrepublic, a new restaurant designed by chef Sergio Herman, located in Cadzand. At AIRrepublic, which offers splendid views of the marina, Alex Buiten and Nicolas Misera rework original dishes from Herman’s father.
Proof that the capital city boasts a quality and dynamic gastronomy scene, Amsterdam welcomes three new one-starred restaurants this year: The Duchess, where inspectors were seduced by a very classic cuisine which revives forgotten recipes; The White Room, a restaurant offering a more modern menu that boasts acid flavours full of freshness and exotic spices; and finally, after moving into new premises, Le Restaurant, led by chef Jan De Wit.
The 2018 selection also rewards 135 Bib Gourmand distinctions, including 20 new restaurants. Inspectors appreciate these for their good quality-price ratio, offering a complete menu at less than €37 and favouring seasonal products.
Inter Scaldes — Kruiningen
New 1 Michelin-starred restaurants
Fitzgerald — Rotterdam
Vista restaurant & foodbar — Willemstad
AIRrepublic — Cadzand
The Duchess — Amsterdam
The White Room — Amsterdam
Le Restaurant — Amsterdam
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