Traditionally, Dutch cuisine is simple with lots of vegetables and a bit of meat. For breakfast and lunch there are usually bread covered with cheese, while for dinner there are meat and potatoes added with seasonal vegetables. The diet contains dairy products and is often relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, reflecting the laborers’ required diet. There is not much sophistication in Dutch cuisine. The "rustic" is the best word to describe traditional Dutch cuisine, although there are special foods in many holiday occasions.
Modern Dutch cuisine is not just culinary culture and dining. Dutch cuisine emphasizes creativity and sustainability. Today, Dutch cuisine is synonymous with appetite, healing, responsible cooking, creative elements and the Dutchman's prosperity. Dutch Cuisine is a blending of traditional and new flavors, bearing the stamps of many different countries, characteristic of modern Dutch society. This is the result of Dutch pragmatism and free-thinking, on the principle of "less is more".
Born in the Netherlands, Michel Louws is renowned for his unique culinary style, which is a living proof of his passion for different culinary experience. After being formally trained in the Netherlands, Michel Louws has traveled extensively to find new challenges, get acquainted with the diverse cuisines of various cultures and find ways to combine them with his personal working experience. This has greatly influenced his cooking style.
During the Vietnam Foodexpo 2018, chef Michel Louws will create exciting food items from the best ingredients for visitors to taste. Each of the ingredients he uses demonstrates the history as well as the innovation, country and technology, creativity and vision of the Dutch as well as Dutch agricultural products. In addition to the cooking demonstration at the Holland Pavilion, Michelin star Michel Louws chef, together with the Intercontinetal Saigon Hotel’s team, will serve delicious dinners at this hotel.