Jonnie Boer – Bravo!

In the web2.0 fine dining blogs and forums are much more up-to-date and in-depth than the usual gourmet guides and are truly complimentary to these. Some restaurants create more buzz (like noma) and some less (like Arzak) but almost any high-end restaurant is covered somehow. Among food bloggers worldwide it is some kind of sport to write about the usual suspects to give an update and personal account and to discover new places.

Much different for Jonnie and Thérèse Boer’s De Librije in Zwolle (NL). Although any foodie is aware that this restaurant carries three stars and offers both modern and interesting cuisine there is only an old report from Andy Hayler and a more recent very positive account by Lo Mejor (and the latter is not even a blog in the strictest sense). This maybe in part due to a seemingly remote location and the lack of agglomeration of fine dining places which make a good tour. Nevertheless, the booking situation is awesome – it is impossible to get a table without planning 6 or 7 months ahead. This kept me from going so far…

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5 Responses

  1. I am very glad to see a report on this place. It has actually been on my mind for a while, but as you noted, there is not much to be found on it.

    That tartare looks really interesting! As does the egg.
    Were all those petit fours for one? 🙂

    Cheers, IFS.

    • Go there, I can only say… The petit fours are for four but you could have asked for more… I was so thrilled that I did not even eat them… Had a nice chat with Jonnie afterwards – really a great guy, passionate and modest in the best sense. And expanding the empire at Zwolle doesn’t seem to impair his quest…

  2. You are an artist! Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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