Heartfelt, skilful gastronomy
Nathan Van Echelpoel is often praised for his aesthetics; the plates that leave his kitchen are like small watercolor paintings — sublime, detailed, and creative. The flavors are also given a lot of thought. Here, the techniques are well-developed and designed to bring out the innermost essence of the ingredients. The gastronomy is based on Belgian cuisine but with clear Francophile influences. Many restaurants at this level are keen to pay tribute to their farmers and growers — and Nathan is no exception.
Photo: Kris Vlegels
• Long-term relationships with producers and suppliers
• Upholstery for the front of the house is by a local designer
• Carefully selected winemakers working in harmony with nature
• Asian culinary techniques with a large proportion of local ingredients