De Molen

De Molen
Kaatsheuvel - de Couwenbergh.jpg
Restaurant information
Established2000[1]
Closed10 July 2014[2]
Head chefWouter van Laarhoven
Food typeFrench
Rating1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street addressVaartstraat 102
CityKaatsheuvel
Postal/ZIP Code5171 JG
CountryNetherlands
Seating capacity90
WebsiteOfficial website

De Molen is a defunct restaurant in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in 2008 and retained that rating until 2014.[3][4][5][6] On 14 July 2014 it was announced that the restaurant was closed with immediate effect due to bankruptcy. The economic crisis and the expensive location proved fatal for the restaurant.[7]

In 2013, GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 16 out of 20 points.[8]

Head chef of De Molen was Wouter van Laarhoven. Maître Jerry van der Pluijm was the owner of the restaurant, which he opened in 2000.[9][10]

De restaurant was housed in the former storage area of corn mill De Couwenbergh [nl]. This mill was built in 1849 but burned down and was repaired in 1881. In 1944, the mill was renewed only to be severely damaged in October 1944 during the liberation of Kaatsheuvel. Due to lack of funds, the mill was dismantled in 1950 and the milling was done with power of a diesel engine. The mill was sold in 1994 and the new owner wanted to have a windmill again. After a long and costly renovation, the mill was working again in 1998.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kok, Richard (25 November 2008). "De Molen bibbert van Michelinster" [De Molen shivers from Michelin star]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 July 2014. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Sterrestaurant De Molen dicht" [Star restaurant De Molen Closed]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (1 May 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2006 t/m 2011" [Historical overview Michelin stars 2006-2011]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ Nederland 2009. Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin et Cie. 2009. ISBN 978-2-06-713833-9.
  5. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 November 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2012 - 2013" [Historic overview Michelin stars 2012-2013]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 June 2014. (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Alle 2014 Michelin sterren in een overzicht | Alle Toprestaurants". Archived from the original on 2015-06-25. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  7. ^ "Sterrestaurant De Molen dicht" [Star restaurant De Molen Closed]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. (subscription required)
  8. ^ GaultMillau - De Molen
  9. ^ Kok, Richard (25 November 2008). "De Molen bibbert van Michelinster" [De Molen shivers from Michelin star]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 July 2014. (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Sterrestaurant De Molen dicht" [Star restaurant De Molen Closed]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. (subscription required)
  11. ^ (in Dutch) De Hollandsche Molen - De Couwenberg te Kaatsheuvel Archived 2014-02-02 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 51°39′39.09″N 5°3′10.88″E / 51.6608583°N 5.0530222°E / 51.6608583; 5.0530222

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