GENT: Viljhjalmur Sigurdarson, the Icelandic chef of restaurant Souvenir and his wife Joke Michiel will reopen their restaurant in Gent from next Monday.
They are offering incentives to bring in as many guests to the restaurant as possible by offering incentives for ‘bubbles’ of between 4 to 10 people.
Their large ‘bubble’ table is available for groups of between 4 to 10 people and the restaurant will offer a bonus to groups from six people onwards. “The bigger the bubble, the better your deal to come and eat in a group,” Joke and Vili said.
The Belgian government has announced a further relaxation of the lockdown as from Monday which enables restaurants to reopen under strict social distancing conditions.
For the time being and subject to further evaluation, the restaurant excepts to serve between 2 to 3 people on the high table. The dining room will have two tables of three to four people and 2 tables of 2 people.
The restaurant will also serve take away on a regular basis with pick-up points in Ghent, Ypres and Deerlijk.
Souvenir will open from Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner and on Saturday for dinner only. It will be closed on Sunday.
On Friday night, guests can go for an early dinner from 6pm where the restaurant will serve a three course menu at EUR 48. The table needs to be released by 7.45pm.
From 8.15 pm, Vili and Joke will serve a full fashion dinner of 7 courses.
The Icelandic chef cooks with ingredients provided by his vegetable and dairy farmers and fishermen. His focus is on local, season ingredients and products that are grown in an honest and sustainable way.