Fifteen years ago, you could see him playing baseball at a high level, but after an injury he had to choose another path in life. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as he developed a passion for cooking. He gained a lot of experience at restaurant Frenchie in Haarlem and Buitenplaats Plantage in Vogelenzang.
In his spare time, Mike can be found in his vegetable garden in Heemstede. He regularly takes the train to pick his own fresh vegetables and fruit. He also occasionally takes some herbs with him to use in our kitchen. Mike prefers to make everything himself, so also at Nieges. This month his pride and joy is the home-made fennel paté, in which the pickles are also fermented by the kitchen itself.
For dessert he recommends the pêche melba, a French dessert with white peaches poached in sugar water. Served with vanilla ice cream and raspberries, this is sure to be a hit. Mike also recommends the crème caramel, a dessert that reminds him of the holidays at his grandmother’s house.
Mike loves the cosy atmosphere at Nieges, praises the kitchen team and enjoys learning about classic French cuisine.
We like to say it ourselves this time: compliments to our chef!
Will you come and try one of his favourites yourself soon? Click here at the bottom right and reserve your table