Koenraad Steenkiste is a highly experienced and seasoned Chef de cuisine, who has joined Le Mystique restaurant, located inside the Hotel Heritage Relais & Chateaux in Bruges.
Chef Koenraad Steenkiste has worked at Michelin starred-restaurants such as “Comme chez Soi” in Brussels, and ”De Karmeliet” in Bruges, in addition to gourmet restaurants including “Manuscript” at 5* Kempinski Hotel, and “Ostend Queen” in Bruges and Ostende respectively.
Due to his prior experience in various restaurants, Chef Koenraad Steenkiste is keenly aware of customers’ expectations, an asset that Hotel Heritage and Le Mystique restaurant are proud of. “Anticipating guests’ requests is a special gift within hospitality, and it is the essence of what we are trying to achieve every day at our hotel,” said the four star hotel’s owner Johan Creytens. “We are delighted that Chef Koenraad Steenkiste has joined our team at Le Mystique and we look forward to watching his fabulous culinary expertise take form in our restaurant!”
Chef Koenraad Steenkiste has already imprinted his special cooking style in the menu, offering typical Flemish specialties with some foreign influences.
“Classic, contemporary and mostly with local influences, with a touch of Bruges cuisine,” comments Chef Koenraad as he describes his cooking style. One of his core commitments is seeking out and using mainly fresh, organic ingredients.
Chef Koenraad shares this view with the owners Johan and Isabelle Creytens when it comes to the superb quality of the cuisine. Koenraad and his team are aware that the quality-price ratio is a key element to fine dining, but despite this, they do not want the price to become a drawback to attracting potential customers.
According to Johan Creytens, “Offering a menu at the lowest tariff of € 45 is only possible if there is a wide range of choice and the ingredients are still of top quality.”
The sophisticated presentation of the meals testifies Koenraad Steenkiste’s experience in top-rated restaurants. Moreover, keeping intact the savours and maintaining the high quality of the ingredients used are essential to the newly appointed chef.
The wine list is very eclectic, featuring some of the most famous French wine of the world, as well as top quality Belgian wine that perfectly match with the Flemish cuisine.
The authentic character of the restaurant will be preserved, in combination with a little touch of modernity inspired by Isabelle Creytens, the Lady of the house.
With the new Chef, the opening hours are going to change: the restaurant is opening earlier for the diner at 6.30 pm, and will close later than before at 9.30 pm.
Le Mystique is open on request for the lunch and with a minimum of eight people.
Edited by Didi Lutz