During the 17th century, the estate formed part of the lease holding of the Jesuits. Later, it became the property of the Duke of Arenberg. After the first World War, the field was taken over by the Belgian State. During the second part of the 20th century, the building had the function of breeding of calves and horse-gear.
October first, 1996, Iris and Lieven Demeestere opened there the intimate and modern restaurant Arenberg.
Lieven Demeestere is a Master cook in “The Order of the 33 Master cooks of Belgium” and member of the “Disciples of Auguste Escoffier”.
From the opening, one principle stands first : creating a kitchen which excels in culinary top quality.
Cooking is a passion, intended for enthusiastic people who impose themselves daily creativity, inventiveness, perfection and, not at least, organization. All this finds its reflection in both the dishes as well as in the welcome, the service and the young setting of the restaurant. In the entire set-up, the terms “honesty” and “simplicity” predominate. Qualitative top products, ultra-fresh herbs and vegetables, tasteful bouillons, gentle olive oil and a lot of love for the profession are the ingredients for a light, creative kitchen, chock-full of known and new tastes, completed with adapted wines as you wish !