Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson (28 years old)
Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson (28 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Antwerp. His restaurant is called 'Souvenir'.
Facts & figures and Cuisine
Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 14/20
Michelin: 1 couvert (fork and spoon)
Vilhjalmur cherishes his Icelandic roots in a nature-orientated cuisine of purified dishes full of interesting nuances of flavour.
Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson’s flavour palette
‘A natural sweetener and the result of a wonderful process: Ypres honey. An unbelievably good local product!’
‘I love working with celeriac because it is such a humble vegetable. You can do really surprising things with it.’
‘Things once considered to be a delicacy often make us shudder today. Such a shame! Neglected cuts often have so much to offer.’
Hotel Regina, Grote Markt 45, 8900 Ypres, www.hotelregina.be.
Nicolas Scheidt, La Buvette.