Pastorale, the restaurant of Belgian chef Bart De Pooter, has long been a part of the Flemish gastronomic landscape. The culinary craftsman sees himself as the purveyor of a dining experience aligned with the laws of nature. His “Biotope” concept is the ultimate embodiment of this philosophy.
In the Netherlands, Chef Jef Schuur of Bij Jef has created his own unique cuisine sourced from his natural surroundings. He shares his gastronomic world with other Northern- and Eastern-European chefs through exchanged ideas, experiences, and support.
30% of global fish stocks are overexploited, 60% are fully exploited. To mark World Oceans Day, more than 200 Relais & Châteaux chefs are demonstrating their long-standing commitment to protecting marine resources and fighting overfishing, a pledge they honor by cooking unknown fishes.