Chef Filip Meul of the ‘t Polderhuis brewery now has his hands in his hair, writes VRT. “When the terraces open on May 8, I won’t have enough plates to open,” he sighs. The chef attaches great importance to quality and therefore refuses to serve his dishes in aluminum dishes. “For example, if you eat carpaccio in such a bowl, it doesn’t taste good,” he says.
This principle could cost him dearly in a minute, because if he does not collect his plates in time, it will be difficult to open on May 8. “Buying five hundred new plates is impractical,” he says.
Everyone is now wondering if it would not have been wiser to ask for a deposit for the plates. “We have a hard time doing this in times when everyone is struggling,” says the cook. “Suppose you ask for 10 euros per plate because they are worth it, then someone who orders four courses has to pay 40 euros more. It’s too much. We didn’t want to do this to people.
At least Filip Meul still hopes that customers who have plates from him will return them soon. Only in this way will he soon be able to reopen his kitchen, just like the other restaurants.