De Swaen

De Swaen
Restaurant information
Food typeFrench
Rating1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street addressDe Lind 47
CityOisterwijk
Postal/ZIP Code5061 HT
CountryNetherlands
Seating capacity60
Other informationRestaurant closed down in 2004, reopened as brasserie in 2006
Websitehttp://swaen.nl/

De Swaen is a defunct restaurant in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. The fine dining restaurant was awarded one or two Michelin stars each year in the period 1981–1998. In the period 1984-1991 it was awarded 2 Michelin stars. The restaurant was awarded one star in the periods 1981-1983 and 2002–2003.

Overview

Hotel De Swaen opened in 1978 after a major renovation. Owner Henk Aan de Stegge decided to give the exploitation in the hands of John van Dun and his head chef Cas Spijkers. Soon Spijkers was joined by chef Piet Rutten. In 1980 Van Dun left and Piet Rutten was promoted to director and front of house manager while Spijkers headed the kitchen.[1][2]

After Spijkers stepped back as head chef, the restaurant lost his star.[3] In 2001 Alan Pearson took over the role as head chef and he managed to win the star back. It was not enough to save the restaurant and it closed in 2004.[4] In 2006 De Swaen reopened as "Brasserie De Swaen".[5]

Controversy

In 2005, author Ronald Giphart published the book Troost. Giphart claimed that Cas Spijkers and De Swaen were his models for this book. Cas Spijkers was very surprised to hear that he was responsible for the demise of De Swaen, because he left there a few years before they lost their stars.[6]

Star overview

  • 1981-1983: one star[7]
  • 1984-1991: two stars[8][9][10]
  • 1992-1998: one star[11][12]
  • 1999-2002: no stars[13][14]
  • 2003-2004: one star[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ Huijgens, Stan (3 August 1998). "De Swaen gaat door" [De Swaen continues]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. ^ Huijgens, Stan (6 September 1991). "Vernieuwde Swaen" [Renewed Swaen]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Court case involving Spijkers and Michelin star
  4. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (6 June 2005). "Kroonjuweel Cas Spijkers sluit de deuren" [crown juwel of Cas Spijkers going to close]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 October 2014. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Brasserie De Swaen
  6. ^ "Cas Spijkers verbaasd over rol als 'model van' Giphart". Dagblad van Het Noorden (in Dutch). 22 April 2005. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  7. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014. (subscription required)
  9. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014. (subscription required)
  10. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014. (subscription required)
  11. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014. (subscription required)
  12. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 March 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 1997 t/m 2000" [Historical overview Michelin stars 1997-2000]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  13. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 March 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 1997 t/m 2000" [Historical overview Michelin stars 1997-2000]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 March 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2001 t/m 2005" [Historical overview Michelin stars 2001-2005]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  15. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 March 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2001 t/m 2005" [Historical overview Michelin stars 2001-2005]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014.

Coordinates: 51°34′51.82″N 5°11′50.47″E / 51.5810611°N 5.1973528°E / 51.5810611; 5.1973528

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