Thijs Vervloet

Restaurant Colette - De Vijvers**,, Averbode, Belgium

‘You have to be resilient; we can’t control everything.’



Thijs Vervloet loves immaculately ironed table linens, silverware, cut glass and white porcelain. ‘I am committed to a classic French-Belgian, gourmet cuisine. This includes classic dishes: recognisable, high quality products on the plate. Asparagus from Pertuis, shrimps from the North Sea or lamb from the Pyrenees. We try to present these products with a suitable finesse and focus on contemporary structures and techniques.’ This has earned Restaurant Colette - De Vijvers two Michelin stars and 16.5 Gault&Millau points. ‘Together with my wife Lore and our team, I do my utmost to deliver a top performance here every day. We are happy with allof the listings and accolades we’ve received in guides and lists.’

‘Without cream or butter, I can’t even get started in our kitchen.’
Thijs Vervloet, Restaurant Colette - De Vijvers**, Averbode, Belgium