"Liking the delicious unforgettable", says Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Margo Reuten. Her passion towards great produce, the finest food and scrupulous precision is evident in Chef Reuten's cuisine at Restaurant Da Vinci. Since opening the restaurant with her husband Petro Kools, she has been awarded two Michelin stars for her sublime cuisine.
Having mastered her art over ten years in the best restaurants in the Netherlands, Margo opened Restaurant Da Vinci in 1993. With husband as Front of House, no fine-dining detail is left unturned. In the kitchen Chef Reuten meticulously chooses her ingredients and contemporary techniques, paying homage to culinary tradition.
"The kitchen, which is wide open to the dining room, leaves no room for error. Nor do my expectations, nor those of my guests. To see smiles appear on their faces as they enjoy a series of delicate, subtle dishes which sensitively revisit the classics is my greatest reward."
What was your most moving culinary experience ?
My reunion with Elena Arzak. I had met for the first time at the ‘Chefs Revolution’ organised by Grand Chef Jonnie Boer. Last summer, I was lucky enough to meet up with her again at a dinner at her restaurant. A memorable experience.
The most amusing kitchen incident you ever witnessed ?
André Rieu, a world-renowned artist, right there in my own kitchen, calling me the ‘conductor of my teams’ after he had seen me carrying out my duties.
Your best piece of advice for amateur chefs ?
Use good quality ingredients and the appropriate equipment. Particularly when laying the table. Then you are already halfway there.
- 2 Michelin stars
- 17/20 | Gault & Millau
6051 CS Maasbracht
+ 31 (0) 475 46 59 79