Our chef Mike is one in a million

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



From our own kitchen with local ingredients

At Nieges we try to make as much as possible ourselves. For example, you can opt for a homemade lamb sausage during dinner. We also have an ever-changing paté from which our kitchen is always trying new flavors and our Janneke makes all the patisserie from scratch (I would certainly also ask for the cake of the day!) We also try cooking with local products and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Now, for example, we have a delicious rhubarb compote with crumble on the menu, which is of course completely in season! Will you come by to try it for yourself sometime soon? We look forward to welcoming you.

Terrace season has started!

Dream away while looking out over the IJ… We have enough places on our beautiful terrace to welcome everyone. From a nice, cozy lunch for two to large groups for drinks. Visit us spontaneously for a table on our sun-drenched terrace, but if you want to be sure of your spot, you can also book your table outside here. Would you like to come and have lunch, dinner or drinks with a large group? Then fill in the form here.