Thursday, 5 April 2012

Kwinten De Paepe, Young top Chef of the year, Restaurant Trente, Leuven

The famous GaultMillau guide has awarded Chef Kwinten De Paepe the title of “Flanders Young Top Chef 2011”. His restaurant Trente in the Muntstraat in Leuven also received a score of 15/20 in the guide which is very high. If you want to eat in the culinary temple, reservations are required. The restaurant has no a la carte menu and you have to go for one menu set of 3, 4 or 5 courses. The limited choice is a disadvantage but we have to compliment the Chef and the sommelier, all food creations were fantastic and the wine pairing very good.

De beroemde GaultMillau gids heeft Chef Kwinten De Paepe de titel toegekend van “Jonge Topchef van Vlaanderen 2011”. Zijn restaurant Trente in de Muntstraat te Leuven heeft tevens een score van 15/20 gekregen in de gids, wat zeer hoog is. Als je in deze culinaire tempel wil eten, moet je vooraf reserveren. Trente heeft geen a la carte menu en klanten dienen het 3, 4, of 5 gangen menu te kiezen. De beperkte keuze is een nadeel maar we moeten de Chef en de sommelier complimenteren met hun fantastische gerechten en zeer goede wijn selectie.

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Amuse of beetroot and cucumber
Amuse van rode biet en komkommer

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Starter 1: Scallops with turnip and chervil
Wine: Silvaner, Weingut Am Stein, Franken, Germany
Voorgerecht 1: Sint-Jacobsnoot met witte raap en kervel

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Starter 2: Young Cod with celery and oyster sause
Wine: Confidence du Dom, des Rosiers, Bordeaux
Voorgerecht 2: Skrei met selder en oesterjus

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Starter 3: Chicken from de Landes, with corn and mango
Wine: Gewürztraminer, Wohlmuth, Südsteiermark, Austria
Voorgerecht 3: Kip uit de Landes met mais en mango

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Main course: Black Angus Rib eye with watercress and shallot
Wine: Chateau d’Argadens, Bordeaux
Hoofdgerecht: Black Angus Rib Eye met waterkers and sjalot
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Dessert: Cheese – Kaas
Wine: East East India Sherry Emilio Lustau

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Previous Leuven article: The search for more contact with water in the city: Project “Dijleterrassen”

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16 comments:

  1. Mmm..., het water loopt me hier wel vaker in de mond ! Ook heel mooi opgediend, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Du zeigst immer so leckere Menüs, da ist es ein Genuß Gast zu sein...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  3. I have been having a fit with blogger today, not being able to see some people's pictures! The only ones here I am able to see are the first and the chicken with the egg yolks, how inventive! I hope it is fixed tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Ginny,

      Glad you mentioned your issues with pictures on Blogger, because I had the same problem earlier today. Thankfully it is working for me now. I cleared out my cache and the photos are loading fine now.

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  4. That rib eye dish looks great. Photos are beautiful and so presentable. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Daar moet ik eens passeren, ziet er geweldig uit! Schitterend jouw log hierover.

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  6. if I have to judge by the presentation of the dishes, it was fantastic...I am really impressed how many great restaurants there are in Belgium!

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  7. aha ! ik kijk uit naar wat je over brussel zal schrijven, morgen !
    en ik heb een tijdje geleden een foto van Kwinten gepost !
    anni

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  8. It is absolute a great adventure dining so gourment..
    And as I could read, the wine is changing with every dish!!
    Guten Appetit!!!

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  9. Can I come to dinner with you and your pretty wife? A culinary delight!

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  10. Yum, yum! So glad it's soon dinnertime here in CO, though all we're having is tuna salad. Your photos do honor to the chief and food - I'll choose the chicken and hte beets for sure. Kristal is wearing my favorite - red - and looks lovely.

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  11. That certainly looks like an elegant meal. I’d love to go and try all these fancy dishes – but, it’s a bit too far for me, so I enjoy the meal “virtually.” Thanks.

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  12. Look delicious.
    The previous post regarding the garden, how wonderful are they!

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  13. looks like a wonderful spread. Kristel looks gorgeous.

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  14. The food looks divine, and I bet it tasted even better!

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