The Michelin Guide – the restaurant ranking provided by the French tire company for over a century now – has awarded restaurant Noor in the Groningen town of Hoogkerk with its prestigious star, RTV Noord reports. The owners of the eatery, Jeroen and Marleen Brouwer, are no strangers to recognition for their unique and impressive cooking. Their restaurant De Loohoeve in the Drenthe town of Schoonloo received a Michelin accolade in 2018. The couple sold De Loohoeve and moved a little further north to pursue their passion for cooking and bring out their creativity even more.
The Brouwers opened their new family-run spot in March, 2022, relying heavily on local produce. The jury thought it was nice that the star relocated to the new place, praising the chefs for sourcing many of their ingredients from “farmers, hunters and gatherers.”
Noor joins a cast of one-star northern restaurants which include De Vlindertuin in Zuidlaren, De Heeren van Harinxma in the Frisian town of Beetsterzwaag, and Herberg Onder de Linden in the Groningen village of Aduard.