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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Restaurant Persijn

I love a restaurant where the interior design is just as interesting as the menu. Last month I finally made it to Restaurant Persijn in the upcoming Amstelkwartier in Amsterdam East. It is located on the ground level of the QO design hotel. The interior design is the work of designbureau TANK and is totally […]

Hotspot Leiden: Tabú Restaurant & Cocktailbar

Tabu Leiden

Leiden has yet again gained a foodie hotspot. Yesterday, Latin American inspired restaurant and cocktail bar Tabú opened its doors in the building that was formerly housing ‘De Grote Beer’. The student bar made way for a colourful trendy and sleek interior with Latin American influences. The interior Tabú injects some sexiness into Leiden with […]

Hotspot Leiden: Paco Ciao pop-up restaurant

Paco Ciao in Leiden

There’s a new pop-up restaurant in my town and I couldn’t be more exited! After a finger-licking dinner on their opening night and a yummie breakfast this morning I’m completely sold. But what really drew me in is the highly instagrammable interior design. Paco Ciao has all ingredients to become a popular hotspot in Leiden. […]