Hotspot Amsterdam: The Gaia

historical details at Gaia Amsterdam

The newly opened restaurant/lounge and late night bar The Gaia Amsterdam is heralded to become a new hotspot in the Dutch capital. Reason enough for me to go and try their menu and see the restaurant decor for myself. Both the menu and the interior design did not disappoint. The Gaia is located in a […]

Hotspot Haarlem: Café Martinus

green striped wall at Cafe Martinus Haarlem

Having breakfast or brunch with friends is my new favourite thing to do. There are so many all-day breakfast places opening that I can’t keep up with it anymore. Last week I tried the breakfast at Café Martinus in Haarlem. I was drawn to the place not just for the pretty presented food but more […]

A gastronomic experience at Chateâu Neercanne in Maastricht

Two weeks ago I was invited to relish in some haute cuisine in the newly refurbished Restaurant Chateâu Neercanne in Maastricht. The ocassion was to celebrate their addition as a member to the Relais and Chateaux collection. Chef de cuisine Gilbert von Berg wowed us with an extravagant 4-course culinary feast in three different and unique […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown

Foodies and interior design lovers are in for a new treat because Amsterdam gained another cool restaurant and bar that is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Following the popular and successful Ron Gastrobar in Ouderkerk, Ron Blaauw opened an urban version: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown. Executive chef Agus Hermawan and his protegé Chef […]

Wine tasting with the Taste Club box

I’m super excited about a subscription I started three months ago to a monthly wine box; The Taste Club. It is the perfect way to get introduced to new wines that are curated in accordance with your personal preferences, to learn about your taste and to develop your palette. The hand-picked wines get delivered in […]

Breakfast at Pause Amsterdam

On Fridays and in the weekends I love to go out for breakfast or brunch. Lately I have been trying out the breakfasts and brunch menus at hotel restaurants that are also open to non-hotel guests. Bistro style Pause at the Pulitzer Hotel is such an example. The bistro is a hidden jewel in the […]

High Tea at The Duchess in Amsterdam

Looking for a sophisticated high tea experience in Amsterdam? Look no further. Last month I had a lovely afternoon tea with my friends at The Duchess. It was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate my new age in an extravagant way. Restaurant The Duchess is by the way in itself a beautiful place where […]