JER (Just Eat Right) – Hasselt

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The Place

Restaurant JER (Just Eat Right) is a fine dining restaurant in the center of Hasselt. It is awarded with one Michelin star and a 16/20 score in the Gault&Millau guide. The 40-seat restaurant is established in a townhouse with beautiful high ceilings near the Dusart square.

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The interior of the former mansion can be described as classic with a contemporary twist. Black and brown are the main colors in the dining room, spacious tables provide a luxurious and relaxing setting.

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We visited the restaurant for the first time in 2011, but were not entirely convinced of the experience during this first visit. The past few months, however, we heard many positive things from this restaurant – reason enough for a return visit.

The Chef

Chef Wim Schildermans cooks in a contemporary way and serves modern, tasteful dishes. The young chef got the chance to develop himself at the kitchen of restaurant JER. Manager John Wijnjes gave him carte blanche to create an accessible, modern cooking style. The chef uses a classic, savory basis but ads fresh or sour accents to create contrast in the dishes. The kitchen of JER evolved during the past few years and Wim strives to optimize his dishes every day. At restaurant JER guests have the option between a limited à la carte menu, or a tasting menu in 3 (€ 45), 4 (€65) or 5 (€ 85) courses. An all-inclusive lunch menu (3 courses) is also available for € 65.

The Food

We opted for the 5 course menu (€ 85 or € 150 for the all-inclusive option) and were spoiled with tasty snacks, flavourful contemporary cuisine and a proper service.

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Appetizers

Cone of lamb, couscous, Moroccan spices

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Rillette of mackerel, toast

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Avocado, lemon cucumber, olive oil ice

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Asian snack with fresh water, noodles, coriander, soy, radish

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Menu

Roasted cod, black garlic, fennel

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Sole, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnips, walnut

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Brill, artichoke, 2 x onion, gravy of ham, chore

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Sorbet, lemon geranium, champagne, violet

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Duck breast, carrot, sauce made with hay

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Coffee, candied chicory ice from ginger beer, passion fruit coulis

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Coffee and sweets

Marshmellow with vanilla and orange blossom

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Pear with basmati rice

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Chocolate

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

We were pleasantly surprised by our second visit of restaurant JER. The kitchen evolved to one of Hasselt’s best and chef Wim surprises with tasteful, beautiful compositions. The convenient location, friendly atmosphere and the correct service provide additional advantages. A restaurant that deserves a visit!

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                      7.5/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          7/10

–          Service Buds                                                 7.5/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         7.5/10

–          Experience Buds                                            7.5/10


JER

http://www.jer.be/
Persoonstraat 16
3500 Hasselt

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