Two souls, one mind united in the Alma concept: they are head chef Wouter van Laarhoven and his partner Malou Hagenaars. In November 2019, they began to turn the top floor of De Swaen’s historical premises on De Lind in Oisterwijk into their ultimate dream: their own restaurant where everything is just perfect.
The fine-dining restaurant opens for dinner at five o’clock on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, we also serve lunch and the kitchen is open from one o’clock to nine in the evening. On request, Restaurant Alma also welcomes groups for lunch on other days.
Michelin-starred chef Wouter van Laarhoven feels very much at home in De Swaen’s historic venue. The chef and Malou Hagenaars, the restaurant’s hostess, offer their guests an unparalleled dining experience. Their ambition for Alma fine dining is to get Oisterwijk’s gourmet heart pumping again, as is fitting for De Lind’s majestic ambiance.
Head Chef Wouter wears his heart, not on his sleeve, but on every plate that leaves the kitchen. He explains: “Every dish has meaning and a story to tell. If you can present it elegantly, you can add meaning to your creation. I give my all to my dishes. I’m always evolving and will always have new stories to tell through my dishes.”