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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!’

‘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,

Culinary hero
Nicolas Scheidt, La Buvette.


Surmont de Volsbergestraat 12, 8900 Ypres
+32 (0)57 36 06 06
Instagram: souvenirrestaurant
Closed: Monday & Sunday

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