It might be intentional but nothing about this restaurant gives away in advance that they own a michelin star. The entrance is quite simple and the inside dining area is small (often totally booked) and unpretentious. The laid back staff sets a relaxing mood with a well oriented and friendly service leaving you at ease and ready to concentrate on what really matters: The food.
And what a culinary experience! In my visit, me and my husband had the 6 dishes menu available for lunch and the suggested wine glasses to match each dish since at the moment they didn’t have a wine pairing menu, and the suggested wines couldn’t be more accurate and delightful. The amuse bouches were scrumptious and creative, and the following dishes had a clever and modern combination of flavours, with thought out but also unexpected textures and aromas, always perfectly executed.
To finish the meal we decided to have an Irish Coffee (already a tradition) and it was one of the most perfect Irish coffees I’ve ever had! No sugar added, intense flavour and perfect balance. Can’t leave out the outstanding freshly baked little madeleines that were served with our coffee.
An absolute delightful closure. Oak can’t be missed by those who enjoy fresh ingredients, simple and yet refined flavours in a relaxing and informal setting.
9000, Hoogstraat 167/001, 9000 Gent
Tel: 09 353 90 50