Jonathan Zandbergen

Jonathan Zandbergen has been working as an executive chef for Restaurant Merlet since 2015. His cooking method is based on tradition and innovation.

Tradition and innovation Fine products,

special flavours from around the world, an innovative French kitchen.

I create tasteful dishes with local ingredients.
I’m always in search of the best products in the surrounding area, with respect for the animals and all the other things nature gives.
Vegetables are very important since they bring agreeable flavours and because they are easily digestible.
The story of a product matters.
The idea of slow food is an idea that suits me.
Take for instance the superb fresh bass of fisherman Jack or the tasty vegetables of Jeroen of the farm Noorderhoeve.
The passion and dedication of the producers and the way they treat their products is what counts above all.
As chef I pursue this passion and dedication in the kitchen of Merlet.
Here we serve the best seasonal dishes in a work atmosphere full of courage and ambition!

For more inspiration, click here for the website of Jonathan Zandbergen and here for the Instagram page of Restaurant Merlet for the latest dishes and inspiration.

Rein Denneman & Wouter Barneveld

Rein Denneman has been working at Restaurant Merlet for more than 10 years. With an eye for detail, passion for hospitality and a lot of experience, knowledge and expertise about the best wine/food combinations, you will enjoy a special experience in Restaurant Merlet. Wouter Barneveld has been appointed as sommelier since 2022. Wouter graduated as a vinologist at the wine academy in 2021 and is currently training as an ASI sommelier. By appointing Wouter as sommelier and Rein Denneman as maître, in combination with executive chef Jonathan Zandbergen, kitchen chef Dennis Brouwer and sous chef Bas Varga, Merlet has a top team in house.

The wine list include a large selection of more than 300 different wines. The wine list has been carefully composed and contains wines from many countries, and in
different styles. The wines are all of high quality. We are happy to help you choose the right bottle that suits the evening, and which accompanies the dinner excellent.
Rein and Wouter

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