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

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

‘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.


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

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