Koen Verjans (30 years old)
Koen Verjans (30 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Houthalen. His restaurant is called 'Innesto'.
Facts & figures and Cuisine
Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 16/20
Michelin: 1 star
Koen’s dishes are technically strong, pure, elegant, and inventive. They show his great love of herbs, flowers, and wild vegetables.
Grilling Koen Verjans
‘What a wonderful herb! Sorrel can be found in different colours and varieties and is always a challenge to work with.’
‘My favourite vegetables are the artichoke and the Jerusalem artichoke; both are brimming with flavour!’
‘Moeske’ (vegetable puree) with meatballs
‘Food lovingly prepared by grandmother, surely no restaurant can match that?’
Viki Geunes, ‘t Zilte
‘Thanks to Viki, I now have my own restaurant. He taught me a great deal and for that I am eternally grateful to him.’
Hotel De Barrier, Grote Baan 9b, 3530 Houthalen-Helchteren, www.debarrier.be.
The underground parking is difficult to access with a wheelchair. It is best to get out beforehand. The entrance has a threshold of 3 cm. Part of the double door is 79 cm wide. Inside is spacious and the tables are sufficiently high enough for wheelchairs. There is an adapted toilet, but the area is narrow and a piece of furniture obstructs the space next to the toilet.