Sam Van Houcke (32 years old)
Sam Van Houcke (32 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Hansbeke. His restaurant is called 'Onder de Toren'.
Facts & figures and Cuisine
Facts and figures
Michelin: 2 couverts (fork and spoon)
When, in 2013, his chef decided to quit, he took over the restaurant himself. Sam Van Houcke now makes his own mark with global influences and surprising touches, always controlled and very refined.
Sam Van Houcke’s favourite flavours
Boke met choco
Before the lunch service, I always eat a chocolate sandwich. It’s often the first thing I eat that day.’
From the sea
‘Crustaceans and shellfish are the most fun to work with. They are so versatile, that’s what I like about them.’
Vincent Florizoone, Grand Cabaret
‘Vincent has a kind of delightful devil-may-care style, but he does serve up top-class food on every plate. And he has a great flair for cooking with beer!’
B&B De Meetjes, Molenstraat 9, 9850 Hansbeke, www.demeetjes.be.