De Loohoeve in the Drenthe town of Schoonloo was awarded its first Michelin star in a live streamed ceremony on Monday afternoon.
Translation by Traci White
“Our restaurant is in a beautiful location, and if your cooking is good enough, people will find you”, chef Jeroen Brouwer said after receiving his chef’s jacket. Dagblad van het Noorden reports that Jeroen and Marleen Brouwer have run the restaurant since March 2016.
De Loohoeve is a restaurant and hotel located inside a thatched roof farmhouse in the town of Schoonloo north of Emmen. The chefs rely heavily on products grown in Drenthe and the restaurant has received a number of other awards from the culinary world in recent months. The restaurant won The Golden Chef’s Hat in Amsterdam in early 2018, and Marleen Brouwer, who also bakes the bread and serves as the restaurant’s pastry chef, won the title Hostess of the Year earlier this month.
The Netherlands has 108 restaurants which have won at least one Michelin star: 89 have two stars and three have three stars. De Loohoeve was one of 11 Dutch restaurants to win their first Michelin star in 2019.
|Other Michelin star restaurants in Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen (2018 edition)
Herberg Onder de Linden (Aduard, Groningen)
De Heeren van Harinxma (Beetsterzwaag, Friesland)
Koriander (Drachten, Friesland)
Élevé (Leeuwarden, Friesland)
De Vlindertuin (Zuidlaren, Drenthe)
Photo source: Screenshot of livestream via Dagblad van het Noorden
UPDATE: Élevé in Leeuwarden lost its one star in the 2019 edition of the guide, and Koriander’s chef Jan Gaastra voluntarily gave up his restaurant’s star due to the unwanted pressure which came with Michelin star status. De Heeren van Harinxma is the only restaurant in Friesland which currently has a Michielin star.