Gastronomixs Recipes: François Geurds' Lobster With Grapefruit And Bergamot Orange

By Dave Simpson
Gastronomixs Recipes: François Geurds' Lobster With Grapefruit And Bergamot Orange

This month's guest chef at Gastronomixs is François Geurds, chef and owner of FG restaurant, FG Food Labs and FG Chocolate Room in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Geurds has shared three compositions on the platform that provides chefs with thousands of ideas to quickly create dishes, one of which is his recipe for lobster with grapefruit and bergamot orange.

As a student, Geurds travelled across the world and worked in the kitchens of restaurants such as Per Se and The French Laundry in the US as well as working in Italy and as a sous chef at The Fat Duck in the UK. In the Netherlands, he worked at Parkheuvel, which in 2002 became the first Dutch restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars. In 2009, Geurds opened FG Restaurant where he was awarded his first Michelin star within nine months, to be followed by the second star in 2013. The following year he also received a Michelin star for the newly opened FG Food Labs.

Complex Flavours

Quality is always paramount for Geurds. His distinctive cooking style is difficult to define, but he is world-famous for his deep, complex flavours. Geurds is the only Dutch chef to have his own taste laboratory.

Commenting on his lobster with grapefruit and bergamot orange dish, Geurds said, "The bergamot orange is a small, pear-shaped citrus fruit that is found in Italy and has a beautifully tart flavour. The oil from this citrus fruit is a favoured ingredient in the perfume industry. This dish emphasises the specific fragrance of bergamot."

The full recipe can be found online at


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