Bart De Pooter

Pastorale, projects, passion and pleasure

One team • One philosophy • One target

"A kitchen is not created by a recipe. A kitchen is created by a team, a constant factor, a philosophy and a personality."

Jan Fabre

The garden sculpture was made by Jan Fabre and bears the name of 'The astronaut who conducts the sea'. For Bart, this statue represents his role as a trailblazer in the culinary world, and globalisation. In addition, it stands for conducting and delegating from a distance, as Bart sometimes feels the need to spread his wings.

Atelier Vierkant

After brief stops in New York, Madrid and Singapore, these pots - created by Atelier Vierkant - are now on display in Reet and will not travel again. The structure of the pots is in complete harmony with Pastorale's culinary philosophy.

Adriaan Van Looy

Culinary delights can be enjoyed with all the senses, inlcuding the eyes. The pictures of our photographer Adriaan Van Looy capture perfectly the essence of Pastorale's dishes.

Arno De Pooter

For these pieces of art, Arno De Pooter dissected the menu in order to speak, reassemble the ingredients and reinforce them in an original, very visual way by showing them on the screens in the restaurant. These art videos take the dining experience to an even higher plane.

Tersago + Dedecker

Food always evolves, so Bart wanted to create a non-static table that could be adjusted to the dish he's serving. That's why Tersago and Dedecker selected tables with an organic design, with inlays made from six different materials: leather, marble, bronze, brass, silver and porcelain. You can link them together or you can remove a few elements. In other words, the table is a direct extension of the plate and aims to blur the edges between the plate and your dining experience.

Ars Horti - Jan Bleys

In the summer of 2001, the garden of Pastorale was designed by Ars Horti with philosophical, classical and spiritual references. In 2019, this green oasis has had a complete makeover. The contemporary design of the garden still matches nicely the 19th century classical architecture of the building and gives an extra dimension to Pastorale at the same time.

Kirsten Spuijbroek

Underneath all the delicate porcelain lingers a flower that was once living and breathing. These flowers were steeped in a bath to give them their manifold layers that turned them into porcelain flowers.

Arne Quinze

With this installation made of wood, the artist Arne Quinze connects the various dining rooms that are all on the same floor, engages in a dialogue with other floors and melts them into one single whole. Transparency, tension and a variety of textures are the key words of this creation, components that are also essential to the creation of a good dish.