One of my best food experiences of the year 2016 was at restaurant ’t Perceel, located in the old beautiful Town House in a small town called Capelle, along the river IJssel near Rotterdam. Since 2010, this absolute hotspot and hidden gem is open, owned and managed by the young couple Jos and Sharon. He is a chef, who loves to get his hands in the ground, and she is a talented, warm hostess with lots of wine-acknowledge. In Dutch, ‘Perceel’ means parcel of land. Chef Jos Grootscholten about the name: ‘A parcel to me is an empty piece of ground to which one can give their own interpretation.’ This is why you will often find homegrown herbs and edible flowers gracing dishes at Restaurant Perceel.’ Both Jos and Sharon worked in Dutch and European restaurant before they opened their own restaurant, and they even had an internship at Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark), named best restaurant in the world a few times in a row. Since November 2011 Restaurant Perceel has a Michelin star, very well deserved if you’d ask me. I will show you a bit more now of our experience during summer last year.
Bubbles and small homemade crispy snacks!
Outside on the terrace alongside the IJssel river in Capelle (near Rotterdam). In this photo report you see an impression of what we had during our fantastic lunch at ’t Perceel. All tastes, structures and flavours are so well balanced. This culinary team is so very creative, talented, and passionate! I loved it all, from service staff to the details on the plate. From the taste of the fish to the vegetables to the meat. It was one of my best culinary experiences so far! And definitely on top 3 in 2016.
Details on the toilet. Flowers in an empty bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne.
Restaurant ’t Perceel is open Wednesday – Sunday for both lunch and dinner (except Saturday, dinner only).
You can book online via email (wait until you get a confirmation) or via telephone.
You will find the restaurant in the old center of Capelle aan de IJssel, on address Dorpsstraat 3.
Click here for the website of ’t Perceel.
*Note: I have not been asked, invited or paid to write about Perceel. It was my own idea. All images are mine.
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