t’ Hommelhof beer dinner and St. Bernardus

t'Hommelhof in evening light
t’Hommelhof in evening light

t’Hommelhof is a world famous beer cuisine restaurant in Watou in West Flanders. Since the restaurant opened in 1984, it has been one of the first restaurants to use beer in the kitchen, to think beer and food together, and to serve beer at the table as an equal to wine. We visited the restaurant on Sunday night of my beer trip to Belgium, after a visit to the nearby St. Bernard brewery.

The cook book Cooking With Belgian Beers by Stefaan Cutteneye
The cook book Cooking With Belgian Beers by Stefaan Cutteneye

The chef at t’Hommelhof, Stefaan Coutteneye, has kept the same kitchen philosophy for 30 years now: Local ingredients, old traditions, and the use of beer in the kitchen. And finally, the world has caught up, and terroir and tradition are the hippest things in the restaurant world. For those who want to catch up, Stefaan has even written a book Cooking With Belgian Beers which came out last year. Læs mere t’ Hommelhof beer dinner and St. Bernardus