Koen Verjans - ©Michael dehaspe

Koen Verjans (30 years old) is a Flanders Kitchen Rebel from Houthalen. His restaurant is called 'Innesto'.

Facts & figures and Cuisine

Innesto - ©Michael dehaspe

Facts and figures
Gault&Millau rating: 16/20
Michelin: 1 star
Seats: 55

Koen’s dishes are technically strong, pure, elegant, and inventive. They show his great love of herbs, flowers, and wild vegetables.

Grilling Koen Verjans

Koen Verjans - ©Michael dehaspe

‘What a wonderful herb! Sorrel can be found in different colours and varieties and is always a challenge to work with.’

Taste bomb
‘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.’

Sweet Dreams
Hotel De Barrier, Grote Baan 9b, 3530 Houthalen-Helchteren,  www.debarrier.be.


Grote baan 9, 3530 Houthalen
+32 (0)11 52 55 25
Closed: Monday, Saturday lunchtime, & Sunday

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.

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