ANTWERP: Sergio Herman will open a second restaurant in Antwerp, Le Pristine, in April 2020.
Following the success of The Jane, which he owns together with chef Nick Bril, the talented Dutch chef has set his sights on a new concept for Antwerp blending the terroir of his home region Zeeland with Italian flair.
Le Pristine will open its doors in the fashion heart of the Belgian city at Lange Gasthuisstraat 13. It is likely to have a similar concept to the highly successful AiRrepublic in Cadzand.
Sergio Herman will open Le Pristine restaurant and Le Pristine café in April though the date has not yet been announced. He said that the new restaurant and cafe will be focused on the local terroir but will be internationally inspired.
The name Le Pristine comes from the English word ’Pristine’ which means pure and unspoiled.
The restaurant will take reservations and walk-ins while the Café will welcome just walk-ins and is aimed at being ideal for a short stop while shopping in the neighbourhood.
The date of the opening, the menu and the composition of the team at Le Pristine will be announced at a later stage.
Sergio Herman grew up in the kitchen of family restaurant Oud Sluis *** in Sluis, Zeeland, where he cooked for twenty-five years. In 2013 he closed the doors so that he could focus on new projects. Sergio now has four restaurants: The Jane ** in Antwerp, Pure C **, AIRrepublic * and Blueness in Cadzand. He is also co-founder and responsible for the French fries concept Frites Atelier which has branches in the Netherlands and Belgium. He has also published several cookbooks.