Michelin guide: "Rosy future for Dutch gastronomy"
Three Dutch restaurants have been awarded a second Michelin star. The revered 2012 Michelin guide has promoted De Kromme Watergang in the Dutch town of Breskens, Chapeau! In Bloemendaal and Librije’s Zusje in Zwolle to two gastronomic stars. Edwin Vinke of De Kromme Watergang was already named '2011 Chef of the Year' by Gault Millau.
A second Michelin star means the restaurants have "excellent cuisine, worth a detour," which considering the off the beaten track locations is indeed necessary.
It is the first time that the Netherlands has more two-star restaurants than Belgium. Two top Dutch chefs have been given a star for their second restaurant, Sergio Herman and Jonnie Boer. Herman has been given a star for his new establishment in the town of Cadzand Pure C and Boer received a second star for Librije's Zusje.
The champagne is also flowing at the Echoput in Hoog Soeren, which has got its Michelin star back after a fire not only devastated the restaurant but also cost it a star. Other restaurants to gain a star are Lastage, Sense, 't Vlasbloemeken, De Bloemenbeek and Perceel.
The Michelin guide says many of the restaurants have the potential to develop further “The Netherlands has a rose-coloured gastronomic future”.
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