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Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson (28 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Antwerp. His restaurant is called 'Souvenir'.

Facts & figures and Cuisine

Souvenir ©Michaël Dehaspe

Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 14/20
Michelin: 1 couvert (fork and spoon)

Cuisine philosophy
Vilhjalmur cherishes his Icelandic roots in a nature-orientated cuisine of purified dishes full of interesting nuances of flavour.

Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson’s flavour palette

Vilhjalmur Sigurdarson ©Michaël Dehaspe

Liquid gold
‘A natural sweetener and the result of a wonderful process: Ypres honey. An unbelievably good local product!’

Celeriac
‘I love working with celeriac because it is such a humble vegetable. You can do really surprising things with it.’

Pig’s trotters
‘Things once considered to be a delicacy often make us shudder today. Such a shame! Neglected cuts often have so much to offer.’

Sweet Dreams
Hotel Regina, Grote Markt 45, 8900 Ypres, www.hotelregina.be

Culinary hero
Nicolas Scheidt, La Buvette.

Practical

Souvenir
Surmont de Volsbergestraat 12, 8900 Ypres
+32 (0)57 36 06 06
eat@souvenir-restaurant.be
www.souvenir-restaurant.be
Facebook
Instagram: souvenirrestaurant
Closed: Monday & Sunday

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