Dirk Van Der Schueren, chef training, has twelve years of restaurant D’Eeterij in the Outer run and after 18 years of deep-fry French Fries Floor along the Geraardsbergsesteenweg in Aspelare. That fryer has now been transformed into a soepbar. Soepbar Verdi opened on Monday the doors. The name is a combination of ‘far’ (green) and "di," of Dirk and was also in the name of his former fry ‘Fries Floor’. “Every day there is a choice of two different fresh soups,” says Dirk. “I serve the soup each along with a piece of fruit and bread, so that a full-fledged meal.” Fries, and vegetable soup are two extremes on the gezondheidsschaal, but dan combines both: “I serve also rundshamburger, spaghetti, and homemade rice pudding. For now, there are also Bicky Burgers and bouletten to obtain, but it is intended that, over time, disappear. I want the step for the conversion is not too large.”brain hemorrhage
Dirk was given two months ago, a heart attack and a stroke. That, however, was not the reason to more of a healthy diet. “I had been previously going to a soepbar to start. It happened when I the position of the water meter was filling. Suddenly I could do nothing more.” He loved it, luckily nothing on it. “I am wonderfully recovered quickly. According to the doctors, but one in hundred there as well as I do.”
“The idea with a soepbar to start, I got after I last year a soepbar in Ghent visited. I thought that was a great idea and decided to make one to open in Ninove. I try this slightly healthier trend to follow. Also in Antwerp, Brussels and Aalst is the all. There are a lot of deep-frying, sometimes you need something new to try. I think it will be a success. The first day is already beautiful. One of the visitors was an elderly couple with their grandchildren: they ate soup, while the grandchildren of a Bicky Burger enjoyed.”
The interior of the case was completely redesigned. “The intention is that people here are relaxed and can enjoy their meal with a glass of wine, a coffee or a pint.”
Soepbar Verdi is open every weekday from 11 am to 14 pm and from 16 pm to 19 pm.