Sergio Herman, the Dutch chef who closed one of the best restaurants in the world, the Oud Sluis, is set to open his third restaurant in the seaside resort of Cadzand-Bad in Zeeland, the Netherlands.
Last year, the Dutch chef who lives in Belgium also opened AIRrepublic, a restaurant located in a pavilion in the newly build marina of Cadzand within walking distance of the hotel and Pure C. The two restaurants in Cadzand both have a Michelin star.
The new restaurant will be housed in the hotel lobby of the Strand Hotel. The opening of the renewed Strand Hotel will take place this summer though the exact date is not yet known.
During Phase 1, the new Strandhotel will have 30 hotel rooms and 4 suits. The new hotel lobby and bar will be merged. The bar will be open daily and will have a Japanese touch. Moreover, a new breakfast concept is also being introduced on the boulevard. This concept will have a fresh, open and urban set-up and will focus on fresh and local products from Zeeland.
The second phase of the innovation will start at the end of August. The entire Strandhotel will be completely renovated. By spring 2019, it will offer 61 rooms and 10 suites with a wellness and sauna area as well as a lifestyle shop. The breakfast restaurant and lobby bar will be in the hands of Sergio Herman.
Visitors to the hotel can combine their stay with lunch or dinner at AIRrepublic or Pure C.
Sergio Herman also co-owns two Michelin star restaurant The Jane in Antwerp with chef Nick Bril.
Herman is considered to be one of the most talented chefs in the world. He decided to close his world famous restaurant in 2013 to seek more balance and also to embark on a more entrepreneurial life away from the daily pressures of high end cuisine. He has, however, not rested on his laurels.