Herman CooijmansHerman Cooijmans
As an apprentice cook, chef Herman Cooijmans discovered his true passion for gastronomy. After working at Hostellerie Vangaelen in Heeze, Herman joined several Michelin-awarded kitchens. In 2018 he decided to start his own business in Valkenswaard, together with his partner, sommelier Robin Groos. The key focus of Herman’s work is to come up with innovative dishes that are at the forefront of culinary trends.
Modern Dutch cuisine
1 Michelin star
Restaurant Eden in Valkenswaard combines the best qualities of chef Herman Cooijmans and host and sommelier Robin Groos. For many years, they worked together in Heeze at Hostellerie Vangaelen. After going their separate ways, they realized a joint dream of hospitality in their province with restaurant Eden.
Restaurant Eden represents hospitality, gastronomy and a wonderful experience. This inn is the playground of chef Herman Cooijmans and sommelier Robin Groos. Their cuisine shows a surprising mixture of subtlety and artistry, flavoured with influences from around the world. Chef Herman Cooijmans uses spices from the Middle East for an exotic flair. His talent also shows in the contrasting combinations he brings to the plate. It might seem a bit strange to serve watermelon with spiced curry and skate with strawberry, but these dishes are surprisingly delicious. Two specialties in the menu include watermelon in little gem met bergamot, avocado in Padrón pepper and ray fish with strawberry, mushroom, cucumber and beurre blanc. Wine lovers are sure to find their own little Garden of Eden here with exquisite wine pairings that complement the cooking.
The interior at restaurant Eden creates a magnificent paradise with a nice vintage touch and warmth, derived from the use of natural materials and colours. This modern inn is located in the town of Valkenswaard, North Brabant. “Valk” is Dutch for falcon. The name Valkenswaard came about because falconers lived and hunted wild falcons there. Interesting sights in the area include the falconry and cigar-makers museum, and for car lovers, the DAF museum, which tells the story of the DAF brand, including trucks and rare production and prototype vehicles.
|Wednesday||18:00 - 22:00|
|Thursday||18:00 - 22:00|
|Friday||18:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||18:00 - 22:00|
|Sunday||12:00 - 18:00||18:00 - 22:00|
Mastercard Priceless Experience – Restaurant EDEN*
Fully catered lunch or dinner by Herman Cooijmans (chef), Robin Groos (sommelier) and the team of Restaurant EDEN* on location in your own kitchen. 6-course JRE-menu, Champagne, luxurious wine arrangement, water and coffee/tea with sweets. Including material, crockery, glassware and staff.
Requirements Mastercard Priceless Experience:
Only on availability
Minimal necessities: Oven, Four-burner gas stove, coffee maker
Within a radius of 50 km. around the restaurant, no travel costs after that € 2 per km.
Allergies and dietary requirements must be communicated 7 days in advance.
Book a table @ Eden
Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.