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Lunch in Brugge

lunch in Brugge

short {exquisite} discovery @ hertog jan20 11 2016

In this magnificent barn, we enjoyed a meringue of liver, passion fruit and believe it or not : coca cola. To fall over backwards!
In this magnificent barn, we enjoyed a meringue of liver, passion fruit and believe it or not : coca cola. To fall over backwards!

Crowned with 3 stars by Michelin and 19/20 by Gault & Millau, Hertog Jan is without a doubt The Restaurant that trigged most of my senses in a while. In all honesty I entered the temple of everything where beauty and greatness collide as a skeptic. I can only share.
Because what is good only becomes better when it’s beautiful.

Total harmony: venue, table and service

  • The venue is magnificent. Space and light, are key in this restored old farm. There’s a big terrace that surrounds the restaurant overlooking Hertog Jan’s VIP vegetable garden. The atmosphere is serene, relaxed and without bling bling. Which I honestly had not expected.  
  • Hertog Jan has a young but dynamic & generous team (15 people in the kitchen and 12 in the dining room). They seem to exist only to fulfill your dining needs. The service is timed in a well thought through fashion. At first the rhythm is quite fast and dishes glide through your table to better consummate your hunger. Then the cadence slows down and you are given more time to savor each dish accordingly.
  • This « dish-waltz » incites heartfelt emotions and intense pleasure.  Lunch goes through 5 sequences, officially at least.  Because our chef either can’t count or just enjoys spoiling his customers with splendid surprises to keep the pleasure train running.
  •  The balance between composition and savor is brilliantly respected every time, with every bite. Each preparations plays with texture and perfumes never going overboard. You experience an explosion of ingredients waking up your palate and anticipating the next nip over and over again.  
  • Each plate offers the image of a happy, colorful kitchen, punctuated by floral touches. Because what is good becomes even better when it is beautiful. This motto is implemented  to the letter.  
  • A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case this is truer than ever .
In short
  • What are we really looking for when we go out to lunch or diner?
  • A moment of magic so that just for a while we can forget the present. This is exactly what you get when you visit HJ. Excellence.
The main course: Duck with duck rillette, red beets and puree
The main course: Duck with duck rillette, red beets and puree

Hertog Jan | short Menu €115
Loppemsestraat 52
8210 Zedelgem
One of the 2 desserts: apple meringue and the sorrel sorbet flavored with lemon juice
One of the 2 desserts: apple meringue and the sorrel sorbet flavored with lemon juice

Start with the homemade bread accompanied by a natural butter or with cumin
Start with the homemade bread accompanied by a natural butter or with cumin

Foam of herring, goat cheese and flowers from the vegetable garden
Foam of herring, goat cheese and flowers from the vegetable garden

Foie gras, smoked eel, radishes and herbs from the garden
Foie gras, smoked eel, radishes and herbs from the garden

Ravioli with crayfish juice
Ravioli with crayfish juice

Tartar of salmon, eggs, cucumber with a touch of aneth
Tartar of salmon, eggs, cucumber with a touch of aneth

Each preparation plays with parfums from thee vegetable garden
Each preparation plays with parfums from thee vegetable garden

Sneakers <3
Sneakers <3

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3 comments

tariq said:
12 dec 2016 @ 18:07



hello georges, such an interesting website, i have read many articles about hertog jan and was not inclined to visit, but this page just changed my mind -
will let you know how it went. cheers t

marc said:
12 dec 2016 @ 19:32



outstanding!

henri-martin said:
16 dec 2016 @ 10:36



unbelievable. living in paris, this is one of the best restaurant in the world and it is not too expensive. even the price of wine is reasonable. the setting is great and you have to take a tour of the kitchen. looking forward to having lunch again on my next trip to bruges.


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