At the end of September, Kookeet will once again be the culinary 'place to be' for gourmets, bon vivants and gastronomes. During this feast for the taste buds, more than 100,000 visitors will put together their own menus by choosing from a wide range of delicious dishes. Kookeet's eighth edition has again got what it takes to turn this top event into one of the gastronomic highlights of the year!
A SIX-STAR OPEN-AIR RESTAURANT
Bruges and gastronomy go hand in hand. With the De Jonkman**, Sans Cravate*, Den Gouden Harynck*, Auberge de Herborist*, Goffin* and Zet’joe*, Bruges has seven Michelin stars. Six of these will be represented at Kookeet. The attendance of the distinguished hotel schools Spermalie and Ter Groene Poorte also adds a new and important dimension to Bruges’ culinary image.
All 31 Bruges chefs participating in Kookeet unquestionably belong to the top of the culinary world, each of them boasting one or more Michelin stars, a Bib Gourmand mention or a high score in Gault&Milliau. This year we welcome two new arrivals: Gastrobar Hubert and Bistro Rombaux. In keeping with the Kookeet tradition, there will also be a guest chef this year: Roger Vandamme, one of the best pastry chefs in the world.
GUEST CHEF: ROGER VAN DAMME
The godfather of molecular pastry, the world’s best pastry chef … Top patissier Roger van Damme will make many gastronomic hearts beat faster in Kookeet’s eighth edition. As this year’s guest chef, he joins an illustrious list of previous guest chefs that includes Jonnie Boer, Wout Bru, Wim Lybaert, Peter Goossens, Jeroen Meus and Piet Huysentruyt.
Kookeet will spoil and surprise you with subtle and heart-warming street theatre. Get ready for some amazing and unexpected encounters! Like what? Here's just one little clue: you can say "I do" in the 'Wedding Chapel'. The food is ready, the champagne is on ice and the chefs can be your witnesses! in short, a very tasteful marriage.