Northern restaurants have been awarded four stars; the same as last year
The Northern Netherlands has more and more food lovers, and also more and more top restaurants. But that has not yet led to an increase in the number of starred restaurants in the North.
Seen throughout the Netherlands, the number of Michelin-starred restaurants is increasing. This year, with 111 restaurants, there are more Dutch companies in the Michelin guide than last year. Eight restaurants that did not have a star last year now have one.
Monday saw the national announcement in Amsterdam of this year’s cohort of Michelin stars. This year there were two stars for restaurants in the province of Drenthe and one each in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland.
De Loohoeve is soon to leave Drenthe, however: with owners Marleen and Jeroen Brouwer continuing their restaurant in Hoogkerk in Groningen.
One Michelin star was awarded to Herberg Onder de Linden in Aduard, located about 8km away from Groningen city. The restaurant has been awarded at least one Michelin star each year for a long time, with Chef Klein Nijenhuis turning out locally-sourced ingredients in Asian-inspired dishes.
In Friesland, Heeren van Harinxma on the Lauswolt estate in Beetsterzwaag was awarded a star, with inspectors particularly praising the surroundings and ‘contrasting flavour combinations’.
Image via the Michelin Guide