Michaël Vrijmoed (34 years old)
Michaël Vrijmoed (34 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Ghent. His restaurant is called 'Vrijmoed'.
Facts & figures and Cuisine
Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 16/20
Michelin: 1 star
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
‘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.’
‘A minty herb such as this is a great ingredient and offers endless possibilities.’
Peter Goossens, Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem
Hotel Verhaegen, Oude Houtlei 110, 9000 Ghent, www.hotelverhaegen.com.