Peter and Lieve Goossens’ pretty farmstead comes into view after a drive through the scenic Flemish Ardennes. A visit to Hof van Cleve, the epitome of classy elegance, will immerse you in a universe in which the quest for perfection can be felt in every detail. Sit back and let yourself be pampered by the slick service. From the appetisers to the dessert trolley, a whirlwind of flavours awaits the diner. Chef Goossens first knocks you out by the quality of his ingredients, as aromatic truffle enhances Dieppe scallops. From the fabulous jus of Corrèze veal to the flavoursome ponzu in a sublime vinaigrette paired with North Sea crab, each dish is a model of polished precision. The classically trained chef seamlessly introduces innovative techniques to his culinary art, combining his virtuoso talent with know-how and his experience with enthusiasm. This well-oiled culinary process gives rise to a range of emotions on the part of the diner that only the world’s greatest chefs are capable of inspiring… Memories that will last a lifetime.
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