We can go again! The lockdown is over for the catering industry: restaurants can receive people again! A bloodletting of course for the catering entrepreneurs and for everyone who yearns to eat out. Culy has already listed seven new restaurants throughout the Netherlands to look forward to.
New restaurants to look forward to
Wils Bakery Cafe in Amsterdam
Last week Joris Bijdendijk opened a new business on the Amsterdam Stadionplein (number 24): Wils Bakery Café. According to the chef, “the Burgundian sister of restaurant Wils , a combination between bakery and French bistro”. We went to taste everything and fell head over heels for the sourdough (which you can buy for home), the rabbit’s slavink and the homemade soft serve ice cream.
> Check here our report of Wils Bakery Café .
Frontal Little Bar in Utrecht
Culy recently unsuspectingly picked up a beer at Little Beer Shop; that nice beer shop in Utrecht, when owner Fred took us to an empty building just down the road. There, together with the Frontaal brewery, he will open a great new hotspot in the spring: Frontaal Little Bar.
In this tasting room there will always be 30 changing beers on tap and you can eat deluxe serving boards that match perfectly. For example with sliders (small hamburgers) or mac ‘n cheese balls . Nice and accessible drinks, but then with that great beer pairing that is sometimes missing in such establishments. We are already fans!
> The crowdfunding is still ongoing: you can help make this place a reality.
Renilde in Rotterdam
You may remember Chef Jim de Jong from his fantastic restaurant De Jong in the hofbogen in Rotterdam. He waved goodbye to that in July, ready to take on the next challenge. He has now found it at Renilde : a restaurant in the Depot of the Boijmans van Beuningen museum. Here too you will not want to do anything but indulge in Jim’s chef’s menu, where he cooks three, four or five courses for you.
Renilde is now open for lunch and dinner.
Restaurant Rotunda in Rotterdam
It seemed so beautiful: after very hard work and test runs, restaurant Rotonde opened its doors on December 1st… and then a lockdown soon followed. While this is one of the most interesting new catering businesses in Rotterdam! So get there quickly.
Rotonde is all about locally grown vegetables and natural wine. “We respect ingredients by preparing them as pure as possible. That doesn’t make it any less adventurous; We hope to overwhelm you with special combinations, vegetables that you may have never heard of and a glass of natural wine that makes you think, “say owners Jord, Birk and Roy. Expect dishes like kale with currant weed, cranberry and mustard or Jerusalem artichoke with carrot, fig leaf and pumpkin.
Restaurant Noor in Hoogkerk (Groningen)
Marleen and Jeroen Brouwer recently rocked the culinary challenge of reproducing a Liga cake in the best possible way in Snackmasters . In addition, they sold their famous star restaurant De Loohoeve (in Schoonloo) in 2021. Soon it will be time: they will open their new restaurant in Hoogkerk in Groningen.
The business will be named restaurant Noor and will be located in the almost hundred-year-old Theresiakapel. “It will actually be a De Loohoeve 2.0, but in Groningen,” Jeroen told RTV Noord. The official opening is scheduled for March 1.
BlueBlood in The Hague
The name of the BlueBlood restaurant in The Hague, which will open its doors this spring, refers not only to the royal family, but also to its signature dish: lobster. Because he also has blue blood. Nice story, nice interior (we’ve already seen the pictures) and then it’s all about the interesting Nikkei cuisine (the love baby of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine).
It is not yet known who will rule over the kitchen. But the plans already sound very promising. BlueBlood is expected to open in the spring on Zeestraat in The Hague.
It will be difficult to choose if you want to eat at Sergio Herman soon. The star chef will open a new business near his current restaurant in the spring; Le Pristine (and Frites Atelier too, by the way). That will be a new version of Blueness, the restaurant he already has in Cadzand.
The concept is slightly different from the Dutch version: French-Japanese inspired cuisine (think: miso chicken from the robatta grill and langoustines with dashi beurre blanc and cauliflower) is served. The business will be run by two power women: Chef Jaclyn Kong and Maître Dorine Van den Eynde.