Do you enjoy
good food and drink? Yes? Then Heuvelland is the place for you! You can feast on
a multitude of foods and drinks in Heuvelland . For example, stop over at one of
the many typical cafés that Heuvelland still has: De Rabbit, ‘t Hellegat, Le
Temps des Cérises, Den Heksenstoel, De Tere Plekke, etc.
Have a picon or get acquainted with a local speciality: oven pastries with Heuvelland paté or traditional honey from Westouter and Wulvergem, tart from Dranouter, Gapers
pie from Kemmel, Beggar’s sausage from Nieuwkerk, Eeuwenhout herb liqueur, a Den Mesenaere beer from Wijtschate, a tongue-caressing Heuvelland wine, the mysterious Hillander, etc. In Het Labyrint in Kemmel you can find a wide variety of games on the pub’s tables: deurtje open deurtje toe, kotje leggen, tolspel… And when the weather is good you can try out one of the folk games like bollen or bakschieten.
Heuvelland can also deservedly be proud of its chefs. The young manager of
the ‘In de Wulf’ in Dranouter is the 27-year-old Kobe Desramault. When his
restaurant received a Michelin star the end of 2005, he instantly became the
youngest star chef in the country. He did apprenticeships in the Picasso
restaurant (Westouter), Oud Sluis (Sluis) and in the tapas restaurant Commerce
24 (Barcelona). His masters have had a strong influence on him. Kobe brings new
techniques and influences to the kitchen. For his very creative recipes, he
received the Gouden Garde from Knack magazine for young talent 2005-2006.
Koert Van Kerckhove is the master of the stoves in the Picasso in Westouter. Unique for that restaurant – apart of course from the elegant cuisine and the stylish service – is the panoramic view on the area. Hotel-restaurant Hostellerie Kemmelberg in Kemmel has a female chef. Solange Bentin became the Lady Chef of the Year in 2000 and will pamper you culinary with light and creative preparations.