Hotspot Miami: LuLu in Coconut Grove

Lulu Coconut Grove

While in Miami my favourite neighbourhood restaurant in Coconut Grove was Lulu. For one, I love the name since it is my own nickname. But mostly I loved it because of the fantastic food and cocktails, and the excellent location and friendly vibes. The outside terrace is always packed and that's no surprise because it's a perfect spot for people watching on the corner of Commodore Plaza. Whether you go there for weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, the vibe is always fun and friendly. At night the … [Read more...]

A Historical Journey of Flavours at Restaurant Sucede in Valencia

Restaurant Sucede Valencia

While staying at the Caro Hotel in Valencia, I also had dinner at their fine dining restaurant: Sucede. Dinner at Sucede guarantees a historical journey of flavours and ingredients. I had the Valencian sample menu that takes you on a journey through the different decades of the city with its different cultural influences. The small appetizer-size dishes take you from the Roman occupation, to the Arabic influences and ending with the Christian Spanish era. But not only the flavours transport you … [Read more...]

Restaurant C: hot design, warm atmosphere, cool and sizzling food

Restaurant C Amsterdam

Last weekend I had a celebratory birthday dinner of a friend in the newly opened Restaurant C in Amsterdam east. All I can say is "wow!" Restaurant C is really something else. I don't think I have ever eaten food with this much flavour before. The 'C' stands for Celsius, because at Restaurant C you are taken on a culinary journey of temperatures. By preparing the dishes on different temperatures - -20°C, 80°C, 100°C and 200°C - the textures and flavours of the products change. But let's talk … [Read more...]

Sunset Dinner at the Kapari Wine Restaurant on Santorini

Kapari Wine Restaurant Santorini

The Greek island Santorini is boasting with charming taverns and picturesque family restaurants serving up typical Greek food. The majority of them also have a seaside terrace and thus the coveted 'sunset view' that Santorini is famed for. However, one restaurant you really have to try, is the Kapari Wine Restaurant in Imerovigli. I had dinner here twice, and wish I could have tried everything on their menu. After reading all the raving reviews on trip advisor, I had very high expectations. My … [Read more...]

Hotspot Rotterdam: The Suicide Club

The Suicide Club Rotterdam

The most hip and hot Dutch rooftop bar and restaurant of this summer is The Suicide Club in Rotterdam. The hip and über-stylish hotspot, that opened last year, brought international allure to the growing cosmopolitan city center. With an outdoor roof terrace and bar, and indoor bar and restaurant, it draws in crowds during sultry summer evenings, as well as during the other seasons. But be prepared; The Suicide Club does require a membership (obtainable within 2 clicks and no fee, piece of … [Read more...]

Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam

Restaurant De Kas

For a pure, seasonal food experience in Amsterdam, there is no better place than Restaurant & Nursery De Kas. Located in a set of enormous green houses, dating back to 1926, you can indulge in homegrown and local produce. The menu changes weekly and consists of high quality, fresh products that need little seasoning, and are therefore served in its most purest forms. They grow their own herbs and vegetables in the greenhouses and gardens at the restaurant and on their farmland in the … [Read more...]

Restaurant Waves at the Kurhaus celebrates Oosterschelde lobster week

Restaurant Waves Kurhaus

Restaurant Waves at the Kurhaus celebrates its first anniversary with an Oosterschelde lobster week from April 7 - 17, 2016. On April 4, 2015 restaurant Waves at the Kurhaus opened its doors with a modern bar, a unique panoramic terrace and a new restaurant on the seaside of the renowned Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus. The restaurant is led by chief cook Marc Smeets. To celebrate this unique milestone, Smeets puts the Dutch Oosterschelde lobster in the limelight. Due to the location of the Waves … [Read more...]