Jeroen and Marleen Brouwer sold Michelinstar restaurant De Loohoeve and open new restaurant in Groningen
Owners Jeroen and Marleen Brouwer of star restaurant De Loohoeve in Schoonloo will open their new restaurant in the city of Groningen in the first quarter of 2022. The restaurant, whose name will be announced later, is located in the monumental, almost 100-year-old Theresiakapel. De Loohoeve has been sold and will be open in its current form until January 22, 2022.
The Brouwer couple previously announced that the restaurant and hotel wanted to sell De Loohoeve because the size of the company was starting to get tight. They want to focus on just running a restaurant and grow further in it. With the sale of De Loohoeve and the closure after January 22, 2022, they can fully focus on their new restaurant in Groningen.
Distinctive and unorthodox
In the past year, extensive renovations were carried out in and around the Theresiakapel, a monument from 1927 in the Hoogkerk district in the municipality of Groningen. Jeroen Brouwer: “The chapel had to be completely overhauled to create a restaurant, including all necessary installations. We are going to set up a distinctive and unorthodox restaurant at a high level, where our ambitions extend beyond De Loohoeve. Due to the smaller scale and with a highly motivated team, we can focus even more on service, the guest and the guest experience. From a kitchen point of view, there is also more room for increasing quality and we can pay even more attention to the product. The Palux kitchen is equipped with, among other things, Dekton, a beautiful natural material that resembles natural stone and which is supplied by Cosentino from Amsterdam.
In the design of the restaurant room we will play with light and dark in a very special way. The interior was designed by Manon de Groot for design agency Dofine from Winschoten.”
Chef’s table in the middle of the kitchen
The new restaurant will have 40 place settings and a chef’s table that is literally placed in the middle of the kitchen. Marleen Brouwer: “Kitchen chef will be Janick Niemeijer, who has starred restaurants such as Oud Sluis, ‘t Nonnetje and The Jane in Belgium on his resume. At the front we are strong with our current sommelier Nick Nijkamp and current maître Helena Cyris, who has worked at three-star restaurants De Librije and Scharzwaldstube in Germany. We are also looking for people for our team, including cooks, dishwashers and colleagues for the service. All vacancies can be found on the De Loohoeve website.
The opening is planned for the first quarter of 2022. As soon as there is a definitive opening date, we will communicate it, as well as the name of the restaurant. Until January 22, we will continue to spoil our guests in De Loohoeve as usual.”
Reserve with priority
Jeroen and Marleen Brouwer say goodbye to De Loohoeve with a special farewell menu and a farewell package that will be offered between 6 and 22 January 2022. Jeroen Brouwer: “Soon it will be possible to reserve a table in the new restaurant, where our newsletter subscribers will be given priority. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can register for the newsletter via the website www.theresiakapel.nl to be the first to place a reservation.”