Solo (restaurant)

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Solo
Restaurant information
Established 2007
Closed 2014
Head chef Gerrit van den Berg
Food type French, Mediterranean
Rating 1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street address Zusterhuis 1 - 2
City Gorinchem
Postal/ZIP Code 4201 EH
Country Netherlands
Seating capacity 40
Website Official website

Solo is a defunct restaurant in Gorinchem, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in 2007 and retained that rating until 2012.[1][2][3][4] On 2 September 2014 it was made known that the restaurant had closed down.[5]

The head chef of Solo in the period of the Michelin star was Mohammed el Harouchi. After his accident, sous chef Gerrit van den Berg took over.[6]

The restaurant lost its star due to the severe accident of head chef El Harouchi, in which he suffered a contusion of the brain stem.[7] There was no shock or confusion among staff, as everybody expected to lose the star due to the long absence of the head chef.[8]

The Dutch-Moroccan background of El Harouchi reflected in his cooking, which was in the basic French style but with Moroccan influences, herbs and tastes.[9]

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  1. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (1 May 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2006 t/m 2011" [Historical overview Michelin stars 2006-2011]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Nederland 2007. Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin et Cie. 2007. p. 187. ISBN 978-2-06-712249-9. 
  3. ^ Nederland 2009. Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin et Cie. 2009. p. 205. ISBN 978-2-06-713833-9. 
  4. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 November 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 2012 - 2013" [Historic overview Michelin stars 2012-2013]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 June 2014.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Bluiminck, Nathalie (2 September 2014). "Voormalig sterrestaurant Solo gesloten" [former Michelin starred restaurant Solo closed]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 September 2014.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ Bluiminck, Nathalie (2 September 2014). "Voormalig sterrestaurant Solo gesloten" [former Michelin starred restaurant Solo closed]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 September 2014.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ Bluiminck, Nathalie (6 December 2011). "Mohamed el Harouchi: kneuzing in de hersenstam" [Mohamed el Harouchi: contusion of the brain stem]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 January 2013.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Leonards, Rik (28 November 2012). "Sterverlies Solo: 'Kon gebeuren, grote chef is er niet'" [‘Could happen, big chef is not there’]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 January 2013.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ Hofland, Dick (4 September 2010). "Van afwasser tot sterkok". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 51°49′45.34″N 4°58′24.4″E / 51.8292611°N 4.973444°E / 51.8292611; 4.973444