Michaël Vrijmoed - ©Michaël Dehaspe

Michaël Vrijmoed (34 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Ghent. His restaurant is called 'Vrijmoed'.

Facts & figures and Cuisine

Dish, restaurant Vrijmoed ©Michaël Dehaspe

Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 16/20
Michelin: 1 star
Seats: 40

Cuisine
Vrijmoed was Peter Goossens’s right-hand man for eight years. In 2013, he opened his own restaurant with contemporary cuisine, creating dishes with pure flavours and a natural presentation.

In the kitchen with Michaël Vrijmoed

Michaël Vrijmoed - ©Michaël Dehaspe

Vogelnestje
‘I have wonderful memories of the typical Flemish vogelnestje [‘birds nest’ - a hard-boiled egg in minced meat] with chips [fries].

Love of the North Sea
‘Does it come from the North Sea? Then I immediately fall in love with the product. Hand me anything from the sea and I just can’t wait to cook it.’

Anise hyssop
‘A minty herb such as this is a great ingredient and offers endless possibilities.’

Culinary hero
Peter Goossens, Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem

Sweet Dreams
Hotel Verhaegen, Oude Houtlei 110, 9000 Ghent, www.hotelverhaegen.com.

Practical

Restaurant Vrijmoed
Vlaanderenstraat 22, 9000 Ghent
+32 (0)9 279 99 77
info@vrijmoed.be
www.vrijmoed.be
Facebook
Twitter: @m_vrijmoed
Closed: Monday & Sunday

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