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Chef’s Secret: Erik and Juliën van Loo, Parkheuvel, Rotterdam

Located on the waterfront near the Rotterdam Euromast, Parkheuvel restaurant has been an icon in the Dutch gastronomy landscape for many years. Chef Erik van Loo earned his stripes in this two Michelin-starred restaurant, with its refined, modern French cuisine, all served up in a chic, hospitable setting. Since his son Juliën van Loo joined the business around three years ago, the cuisine has been given a more contemporary twist with elegant presentations and new influences. A bright future seems guaranteed for Parkheuvel. Together with The Best Chef headed on over to taste and talk.

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The Best Chef Awards 2020: See you in Rotterdam!

The Best Chef Awards 2020 in the city of Rotterdam.

The word is out! The Best Chef officially announced the Top 100 new candidates for the 2020 Awards, as well as their plans for this year’s event. On the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September, the world’s leading culinary platform will host the Food Meets Science conference, the Area Talks live debate, and the Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.            Continue Reading

NY Basement, Rotterdam

When you descend the stairs of the iconic Hotel New York in Rotterdam, you immediately feel like  you have returned to the Manhattan of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Cute pattern tiles, a long bar measuring 11 meters and sofas upholstered in fancy fabrics immediately create a warm, elegant and stylish look. At NY Basement, trendy and historical meet at a seductive and relaxed bar and restaurant concept. Continue Reading

Hotel New York, Rotterdam

Without a doubt, the most iconic and unusual place to spend the night in Rotterdam is the Hotel New York. As soon as you step inside the historic and imposing building you’re bound to be amazed by the lively atmosphere and maritime air. There’s a great feeling of history here too. This is a boutique hotel where every detail has been perfected. So a stay in the Grand Old Lady, as they call her, is more than just an overnight stop – it’s a whole experience.
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FG Food Labs, Rotterdam

For down to earth Sybarites FG Food Labs is the place to be in Rotterdam. The atmosphere there is warm and laid back, the idea being that culinary enjoyment works best if you’re completely at ease. You can turn up in anything from jeans and trainers to your highest stilettos. Just make sure you’re ready for a gastronomic experience of the highest class; you’ll be excited and very impressed. It’s hardly surprising that the place is just about always full, nor that they had a Michelin star in less than a year. But lucky for us – we bagged a table at the last minute. This report records our evening. Continue Reading