It was another successful New Year's Eve party at Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****: stylish and sparkling. Some photographic impressions of this memorable evening 31/12/2022. The Belgian pianist & composer Daniël Verstappen gave a tasteful guest performance including songs from his "Reconnection" tour. Some sixty guests experienced this exceptional event: a refined gastronomic dinner (with champagne à volonté, scallops, lobster, venison, etc.), tuneful musical setting, 2023 countdown in the lobby (with confetti cannons), and so on. Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** was, of course, completely dressed in an exceptional Christmas and winter atmosphere for the occasion. The table decoration was again beautiful as well as luxurious (Bernardaud plates, silver Christofle Spatours cutlery, etc.).
In short, exactly what our esteemed guests also expect from us: a successful New Year's Eve party!
Tip:Do you also want to be there on Sunday 31/12/2023? Send us a message now ( for example via our contact form ) so that we can keep you informed. The number of participants is limited, so be there on time is the message.
Furthermore, we were also able to get these nice cell phone shots....
We just experienced a winter spike on Mount Kemmel. Temperatures dropped to -6°C. Not a record for us (after all, in 2013 we went down to -13°C) but what beautiful scenes it produced! Here are some pictures of these winter conditions at sunrise on our idyllic Kemmelberg... What a winter atmosphere!
Stay overnight at our hotel and you may also witness these beautiful sunrises. Tip: book a room on the valley side. There are also 8 rooms with balconies directly overlooking this phenomenal panorama.
Do you want to know the current temperatures ? Then consult our meteostation.
Special news! Loyal guests of the New Year's Eve dinner at Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** already know: we always provide a special gift on this special night. This year it is none other than pianist Daniël Verstappen that we are going to have as our guest.
Daniel Verstappen is a Belgian-international "crossover" pianist & composer. In his music he combines classical with modern and electronic sounds. Early this year he was invited to perform twice at the World Expo in Dubai, in the presence of our King & Queen and is touring internationally with his performance "Reconnection". The tour has already visited several European capitals and soon he will tour Sweden and the USA (including Carnegie Hall in New York). He has already performed with Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, The Night Of The Proms, Brussels Philharmonic and many others.
We are therefore very pleased to have Daniel as our guest. He will give us a guest performance of some of his compositions from his album "Reconnection" and, of course, also play some classics leading up to a splashy passage of the year.
We still have a few spots available for this New Year's Eve party. Please respond now while there are still a few spots. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form. We will contact you as soon as possible. Price for drinks and food together: 200 €/pp. We still have a few rooms left. These can also be booked in addition.
Behold the degustation menu that will be served. As drinks, only classy champagnes, white and red wines will be presented. At midnight there will be a champagne-à-volonté moment.
The end of the eventful year 2022 is approaching. And we celebrate it on New Year's Eve with a beautiful and refined dinner party. You can book this New Year's Eve dinner with or without staying with us. The gourmet dinner will be served with exceptional tableware (including platinum Bernardaud plates) and silver cutlery from Christofle Paris (Spatours, a renowned series of cutlery that has existed since 1862). Of course, there will again be our special champagne countdown at 24h!
Email us at email@example.com and we will send you the possibilities. You can also phone us at +32 57 45 21 60 (Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm). You can also use our contact form.
For a top, cozy mountain atmosphere, winter atmosphere, Christmas atmosphere you have to be with us on Flanders' highest "mountain"! The unique panorama comes with it.
Yay, the end of the year is approaching again. Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** is once again getting fully into the winter and Christmas spirit. One of the coziest, most intimate mountain hotels in the country. With panorama!
Everyone is welcome in our restaurant and/or hotel.
You want a package for Christmas Eve ? Check out the remaining options: https://reservations.cubilis. eu/279/Rooms/Select... . You can also book directly so you are still sure of your place!
Need assistance ? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 057 45 21 60 (Wednesday-Saturday between 10am and 6pm).
Filet pur of venison calf / structures of celeriac / ground chicory / potato purées / cognac sauce "Hennessy XO"
Lavender cake with red fruit
Price for this refined menu: 80 EUR. Excl. drinks. Wine package available in option. Reservations via our online reservation system. Assistance needed ? Email to email@example.com or phone 057 45 21 60 (Wednesday-Saturday between 10h and 18h).
In the gourmet restaurant at Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****, we invariably work with 2 menus. One is a themed menu. The past theme was Poperinge hops. More than 600 people came to enjoy this original beermenu! It included several special and totally different local beers. Our guests were also able to taste these beers.
We are in a colorful autumn, our photos attest to this. Now that hunting season is already in full swing, we are appropriately starting a game menu as well. Our Flemish chef Sven Blommaert placed not only pheasant, hare and duck breast on the menu, but also (h)honest wild salmon. It doesn't always have to be meat, does it? Of course forest mushrooms are not missing! Our chef also promoted the Belgian pear farmers with his "winter in your plate" dessert based on the conference pear.
Game menu 2022
Tataki of wild salmon / sesame / crumble of wasabi / cilantro cream **** Consommé of chanterelles with confit of duck leg **** Risotto with forest mushrooms / lacquered fillet of hare's back in Liège syrup **** Pheasant / cream of chestnut / kale / potato purée / gravy of cèpes **** Puffed pear / crumble of almonds / iced winter sabayon
Since some people apparently still think that our restaurant would only be open to hotel guests: nothing is less true, of course. The restaurant has always been open to the public since its creation in 1954. Hotel guest or not: you are welcome! But it is best to book in advance. If you do not do this directly through our website, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 057 45 21 60 (Wednesday to Saturday between 10h and 18h).
This game menu will run until the end of the year.
We have been introducing new concepts and technologies in our hostellerie for quite some time. The years 2021/2022 were and are entirely dedicated to the implementation of a sophisticated home automation system for our hotel and an ultra-modern equipped and totally renovated salon.
In this salon, where among other things our breakfasts are served, there is now also a multi-sensory experience table set up. Among other things, beautiful static and dynamic 4K images in high contrast are displayed there. On several other screens, information is given about tourist attractions in the region (cfr. our website www.top.vlaanderen ), facts about the hotel, attractions on and around the Kemmelberg, and so on. For the experience table itself, several additional themes are worked out (e.g. about the forest, autumn, the sea, the Earth, etc...).
In addition to the horizontally mounted screen, the table also contains other elements that stimulate the senses of our guests: scent diffuser, mist shaper, music boxes. At the top of the ceiling are ("invisible") two additional 4K projectors built in. These come down automatically and project additional images onto additional screens that can come down on either side of the room. The lights above this multi-sensory table follow the colors of the images being shown. The hall lighting also follows a particular theme. Here we use the Philips Hue lighting system which then follows the colors of, for example, the forest hyacinths of the Kemmelberg (green/blue), Poperinge hoppe (green-yellow shades), and so on. This color scheme is extended to the hotel parking lot and park.
Thus, this "Moods & Foods" project will be a total experience for the guest. Depending on the subject and the intended effects, one, several or all of the available appliances can be involved in the experience.
A lot of basic content has already been created over the past 2 years. In the coming months, more of it will be created for the salon of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel **** as a multi-sensory experience space.
This experience table is already on its second version. First prototypes are conceived and made. These are then tested, the concept refined which finally leads to a new version. This version seats 8 people. The guests all sit around one and the same image. These images are chosen to have no "top and bottom": each table guest thus has the same perfect image although they all view it from a different angle. Think drone shots, macro nature shots, shots from the deep sea or the universe.
The concept and execution of the "Moods & Foods" project is under the direction of engineer Philippe Vercoutter, manager of Hostellerie Mont Kemmel ****. The project is thus entirely managed and executed in-house. Philippe Vercoutter is both a computer science graduate and an electronics engineer (option computer techniques). He graduated with a thesis on digital image processing. All competencies that come in handy in this project.
An official inauguration moment will follow soon and more information will be given about this original project. This innovation project is done under the auspices of Westtoer. It is one of the 61 selected projects (for tourism players from the private sector) from the Tourism Impulse Program of the Province of West Flanders. More info regarding this program can be found here.
Message to our guests: our gastronomic restaurant will be closed during the Ardeca Ypres Rally Belgium. Our hotel is fully rented by the organization. From Wednesday 17 August to Sunday 21 August 2022, we can give our kitchen staff and our restaurant staff some extra time off!