Sep 14, '23

Antwerp’s Botanic Sanctuary: Gert de Mangeleer’s Hertog Jan

Highlights from Hertog Jan, a culinary haven located in Antwerp and helmed by the renowned Belgian chef, Gert de Mangeleer. Gert, widely regarded as one of the most talented chefs of his generation, is no stranger to culinary acclaim. He previously operated a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant near Bruges before embarking on a new chapter of his culinary journey at the enchanting Botanic Sanctuary hotel in Antwerp. With his culinary prowess and dedication to his craft, Gert quickly secured 2 Michelin stars for his latest venture.

In this delightful gastronomic adventure, Gert is joined by his partner and sommelier, Joachim Boudens, whose expertise in wine and service complements the chef’s culinary artistry. Together, they have curated a dining experience that is both intimate and immersive, with equal focus on the ambiance and the food. Hertog Jan’s cuisine continues to be a testament to precision and artistry, creating dishes that are not only visually stunning but also extraordinarily delicious. A visit to this culinary gem leaves patrons eagerly anticipating their next delightful return to savor the exquisite flavors and impeccable service.

Breton langoustine ‘Crudo’, passion fruit, cocoa and vanilla
Caviar explosion- caviar with smoked sturgeon, dash marinated salmon trout eggs on crusty sourdough bread
Hamachi from Zeeland with Wagyu beef fat, with yuzu vinaigrette, covered with caviar
Wild North Sea sole, salty vegetables and herbs, oyster emulsion
Tomato collection 2023 (served at the kitchen)
Pork short rib with Wagyu Kagoshima A5 with Szechuan oil and black garlic. Ingenious dish!
Incredible “Grandmother’s Brussels waffle”
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