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‘Put’joe’: top chef Geert Van Hecke opens new restaurant in Bruges

At the end of december, top chef Geert Van Hecke are driesterrenrestaurant ‘De Karmeliet’. Last weekend he opened his new establishment ‘Set’joe’. On a smaller scale, more accessible and less formal, but equally sophisticated.

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Three months after top chef Geert Van Hecke, The Carmelite closed, he was already back at the stove. The warmly decorated , Turn’joe– the West-Flemish for ‘welcome’, with the undertone of ‘make it easy’ – is more accessible, a pack is smaller, has less staff and has a (smaller) menu that goes back to the time when the knowledge and experience of today. Expected more dishes that he thirty years ago for the first time on the map of The Carmelite, and now with other products and techniques herinterpreteert. A sophisticated upgrade of ‘rabbit with prunes’, for example.

The three Michelin stars should Of Hecke or lost, his principles as a chef, he remains faithful. Only the best products are kitchen in and be processed into exquisite dishes. The prices are not really cheap: for the smallest menu, you pay 75 euro, for the extensive menu is 125 euros.

Or he will in time become a star aspires to? “The achievement of one or more stars is not a target anymore. But if the case is a star, we will of course appreciate, ” he says in The Latest News.

Address: Put’joe, Langestraat 11, Bruges. Closed during the holidays.

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