Innesto – Revisited (Houthalen)

The Place & The Chef

For more information about the place and the chef, please consult our first report here.

The Food

After our great dinner at Innesto last year, we were excited to go back there to see how they evolved the past year. We went together with our colleague-blogger Frank from Be-Gusto and once again Koen Verjans surprised us with his tasteful, fresh and innovative dishes. From the appetizer till the dessert, every creation was light, with the right balance between freshness/ acidity, and strong flavors.


Anchovies Cake with river shrimps

Mussels, curry emulsion & crumble

Clam, avocado, yoghurt

Foie gras bonbon, beet and coffe crumble

Marinated tuna, cucumbes structures and samphire emulsion

Cod, bio vegetables, dashi bouillon

Poulet Noir (chicken), slowly cooked, potato, parsnip, chervil


White peach, citron verbena and spicy coconut candy  bonbon

Chocolate, raspberry & coffee

Coffee & sweets

The Wines

The wine pairings were very pleasant, but no remarkable discoveries. Maybe a professional sommelier could get the wines and the wine arrangements to even higher levels?

The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Our second Innesto experience was, once again, very good. Koen Verjans clearly manages the art of cooking and surprises with fresh, light but tasteful dishes. This restaurant is a great entry to the Belgian high end gastronomy, and a watch-out-for-me place the coming years!

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                      8/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          7/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         8/10

–          Service Buds                                                 8/10

–          Experience Buds                                            8/10


Grote Baan 9
011 525 525

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