Visited In De Wulf for dinner mid week at the end of July. I had huge expectations given the hype that surrounds the food, but was let down horribly.
The locations is beautiful...rolling hills and pretty villages, and IdW is literally between farmers fields.
We were welcomed and seated in the restaurant, and thats when it went downhill. The restaurant was only half full at that stage, but the staff were running around something terribly. The kitchen staff (all young kids) actually serve the food and half of them dont seem to be sure what it was, once it eventually arrived. Perhaps if they stayed at the stove then they could get the whopping 17 courses out in a reasonable time. Waiting aaagggeeesss for a few mouthfuls of food is just not on.
I read the chefs twitter account and it seemed he was living it up in canada while his restaurant faltered. After dinner we sat in the lounge and could see all the chefs sat on the kitchen counter drinking beer. I couldnt see one over the age of 25 - this kitchen needs someone in charge i think.
The food was very hit and miss, some courses were good, and some appaling. A few herbs (too much focus on the fact they were pulled from the roadside only 5 or 50m away) do not make up for or cover up sloppy cooking. I had the neck of lamb and it was raw.
I cant believe the amount of vegetables and herbs on the plate for the price of the dinner, jsut because they are found locally doesnt justify the excessive price.
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