At the most central location in the old city centre of Munich – just in front of the famous Glockenspiel am Rathhaus at the Marienplatz – you’ll find a brand new, ultramodern and super stylish hotel called BEYOND. It’s the latest addition to the impressive portfolio of the Geisel group – the renowned hospitality family that owns several top notch hotels, restaurants and bars in Munich – and it’s beyond all expectations.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is situated in one of the most striking buildings in Amsterdam in the atypical and maybe not so well known neighbourhood of De Pijp, with its vibrant local and bohemian feel. The 5 star luxury hotel has everything international guests might dream of, including several (Michelin) restaurants, a unique top floor with amazing views of the city centre and even a pier as the perfect starting point to explore the charming canals of this picturesque city.
A restaurant serving artisanal Thai food, conceived by one of the most talented and respected female chefs in Bangkok, rewarded with an excellent ranking in the most renowned culinary listings like Michelin (1 star) and Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (#31)… If that can’t convince you to schedule a trip to Paste Restaurant, we wouldn’t know what would trigger you anyway…
Brussels. The capital of Belgium and Europe, it’s the place where cultures meet and where creativity has no boundaries. Where else could chef Giovanni Bruno have started a restaurant like Senzanome, where the Italian cuisine is lifted to the highest level. His reinterpretation of Italian classics is focused around honest top quality produce in a simple and refined presentation. It’s all about the details, but everything starts from the basics. Continue Reading
Located in the beautiful green quarters of Brussels, the capital of Europe, there’s one of Belgium’s most loved places for gourmands: Restaurant Bon-Bon. In fact chef Christophe Hardiquest is probably the best representative of the Belgian culinary identity, combining classic, flavourful cooking techniques with contemporary influences and a huge love for local produce and preparations.
New research from Wine Intelligence shows that Dutch and Belgian consumers are most likely to choose a wine depending on how it matches with food and drinking wine when dining out has become increasingly popular.
Yes! A new attribute to prepare drinks with: a silicone mold for perfectly round ice cubes. Well, ice balls rather than cubes. This has been on our wish list for a long time and now we will really start using it too. And so step one of the cocktail preparation of the day starts several hours in advance by the making the ice balls.
You should never ever mess with a proven recipe, unless you happen to lack one of the main ingredients and if the substitute actually seems quite tasty. It will not be the same as the original, but that actually makes it quite exciting. Hence our idea for this variant of the “Aviation” cocktail.
Forest fruits are our all-time favorite fruit. The delicate flavor, the elegant appearance and versatility make sure that these are ingredients we dare to use it in very different dishes, even though they are just as delicious as a healthy snack.
The more color, the healthier. Or so I’m told. This salad with salmon, fennel, snow pea and pomegranate is a winner in any case! We have used salmon marinated in Gin & Tonic for a change, creating a very subtle sharpness and bitterness, but as the rest of the dish is filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, this little sin will certainly be forgiven. 🙂 Continue Reading
Winter is the perfect season to prepare something with beetroot. Not just because they are easy to find then, but also because they add color to your dish, something we all can use when everything looks gray and dreary outside.
Next to that, we have decided to work with two other ingredients to get an extra summer boost. Salads and edible flowers make us eagerly look forward to spring. A real boost for the mind and for the taste buds, as edible flowers have in fact heaps of flavor and are therefore much more than just a decorative element. Therefore, you should definitely taste the flowers if you plan to use them in a dish. They can really make or break the whole experience, depending on the rest of the ingredients and whether they fit or not.
The third main element in our preparation is goat cheese. We have chosen a soft artisanal goat cheese from Holland made by De Bokkesprong. These cheese makers use the milk of goats from their own stable, trying to work as natural as possible.
“Now where is that recipe?” you will probably think. Well, there are not a lot of instructions for the preparation. Just add all elements together in a bowl and season everything. That’s it, really. 🙂 Below you will find the list of ingredients.
- Mixed salad
- Colored, cooked beets
- Soft, fresh goat cheese to crumble
- Edible flowers
- CressOlive oil
- Pepper and fleur de sel
Tip of the Day: Select a beautiful bowl and do not just keep it for special occasions. A simple salad like this one will taste extra delicious when presented beautifully. We have used a bowl from the Pure-collectie of Pascale Naessens for Serax.
This Italian-style quiche looks very nice, even though we say so ourselves. Thanks to the combination of oregano and tomato, you will get that typical Mediterranean flavour.
This vegetable swirl pie with carrot, zucchini and eggplant is guaranteed to impress, and with good reason, because cutting the veggies is not that easy. However, the satisfaction when the pie comes out of the oven will be even greater.
Carrot and pumpkin, next to leek and tomatoes are probably the most obvious vegetables to make soup with, but we don’t mind, do we? It is and stays after all a proven top-notch combination. Never change a winning team, right? 🙂 Or maybe just a little, by playing with the seasoning and the garniture for example, something we did in this recipe.
You can do just about anything with soup. There are hearty, comfort food soups, healthy and even gastronomic bowls. You can decide for yourself in which category today’s soup belongs. It’s up to you anyway, as most soups are super easy to tweak. With only a couple of small twists you can add your own style to a standard recipe. For example, try to vary with the quantity of potatoes to make your soup thicker or more liquid, or finish everything off with sumptuous fish or with sausages, all very tasty and fun. Soup away! 🙂 Continue Reading