De Treeswijkhoeve (Waalre, The Netherlands)

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The Place

Restaurant De Treeswijkhoeve is a 2 Michelin star restaurant located in the small village of Waalre, near Eindhoven (The Netherlands). It is managed by Chef Dick Middelweerd and his wife Anne-Laura Middelweerd-Mulder. In 2000 the couple decided to take over the restaurant from Anne-Laura’s parents and created the gastronomical hotspot that it is today.

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The restaurant is established in an old, renovated farmhouse that dates from 1916. It is a beautiful property with several dining rooms, a wine cellar, a big open kitchen and a nice terrace with a stylish garden.

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Dick Middelweerd also has a second garden on the property where he cultivates herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruits such as grapes, plums & raspberries. These ingredients are used in the kitchen and deliver a personal, seasonal touch to the menus. Dick and Anne-Laura renovated the property step by step and today the interior of De Treeswijkhoeve is modern, while maintaining the authentic feeling of the old farmhouse.

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White and brown are the main colours and several parts of the original walls are preserved. A nice accent are the hundreds of Michelin guides (the oldest one dates from 1956) that are displayed at the entrance and in the dining rooms.

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The large open kitchen is impressive and ensures an entertaining view from the dining room. Around 40 guests can dine in the restaurant and a personal service is very important for Dick and Anne-Laura.

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The Chef

Dick Middelweerd is a very passionate, creative and open-minded chef as well as a great host.

Head Chef Dick Middelweerd
Together with his wife Anne-Laura he gained experience in several top restaurants, before they started to work at De Treeswijkhoeve.

Head Chef Dick Middelweerd and Lady of the House Anne-Laura Middelweerd-Mulder

He discusses the menu with all his clients and changes or preferences are never a problem. In the kitchen, he is assisted by Sous-Chef Joppe Sprinkhuizen.

Sous-Chef Joppe Sprinkhuizen

The chef displays a regional, light and pure cooking style, where fish and recognisable quality products are important. The menu displays à la carte dishes or several lunch or dinner menus (3-5 courses), with very correct prices. Health is also important for Dick Middelweerd and that is reflected in the dishes: he uses lots of local, organic ingredients and vegetables play an important role. His kitchen is also inspired by the seasons, books, conversations with colleagues, and his travels.

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The Food

We enjoyed the following ‘Alliance menu’ at De Treeswijkhoeve:

Appetisers

Krupuk basil-tomato-olive

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Meiknollen on the bbq

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Peas with smoked eel

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Japanese Nashi Pear with verbena

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Sausage rolls stuffed with lobster, asparagus. Cut at the table and finished with basil cream.

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Cured salmon with chia seeds, oyster, turnip, tastes of coconut and yuzu

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Norway lobster, asparagus, herring caviar, puffed rice

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Streaky gently cooked on the grill, artichoke, butterscotch, sweet potato

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Aperitif: Champagne Ruinart

 

Menu

Sardines, quinoa, cucumber, salsa verde, cucumber vinaigrette with mustard seed
Wine: Riesling Sieler, Buntsandstein, 2012, Pfalz, Austria

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Lobster gently cooked, structures of tomato, burata, basil, black olives, shredded coeur de boeuf.
Wine: Temp Stadt, Godellocdruif 2012, Valdeorras, Spanja Galicia

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Sea bass baked on the skin with mussels and algae, eggplant, radish, asparagus in tempura and dashi broth
Wine: Mas Bruguiere, Les Muriers 2012, Languedoc, Marsanne & rousanne

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Fowl, asparagus, Cevenne onion, beans, mushroom, cheese from the Genneper Hoeve, sauce of fenugreek
Wine: Ch Du Hureau, Tuffe 2010, cab franc, Saumur-Champigny, Loire, Philippe et Georges Vatan

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Rhubarb with white chocolate, lychee and bastogne cookies
Wine: Viu Manent 2013, Valle De Coichagua, chili, noble semillon

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Peach, raspberry, roses and ice from macaroons

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Flavors of chocolate with mint and pistachio, vanilla and mint vinaigrette

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Coffee and sweets

Fudge caramel-choc

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The Wines

Wines are managed by maître sommelier Rene Tabbers and assistant sommelier Geert Lommen. The team presents beautiful, internationally orientated, pairings with the menu.

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

De Treeswijkhoeve is a very pleasant fine dining restaurant where customers get to enjoy fine, fresh and pure food in a cosy setting. The chef employs a personal approach to comfort his guests and scores with delicious, modern Dutch cuisine.

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Belgian Taste Buds:

–              Food Buds                                                      8.5/10

–              Wine Pairing Buds                                          8/10

–              Price/Quality Buds                                         8.5/10

–              Service Buds                                                  8.5/10

–              Experience Buds                                             8/10

De Treeswijkhoeve
Valkenswaardseweg 14
5582 VB Waalre
The Netherlands
Phone +31 40 221 55 93
www.treeswijkhoeve.nl

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