Discover Benelux & France | Issue 15 | March 2015

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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Dining among the Stars

The fine dining scene in the Netherlands is characterised by the combination of international flavours, influences from the traditional French haute cuisine and fresh, pure ingredients. A long history of growing and producing has given the country a wealth of quality home-grown produce. Our featured Michelin star restaurants know where the find the best and most flavoursome ingredients and turn them into wondrous taste explosions. This Special Theme highlights several top restaurants located throughout the country, including in rotterdam, nearby Amsterdam, roermond, Eindhoven and the Dutch island of Texel. Each has something special to offer alongside their stand out dishes, from beautiful decors to special locations and gorgeous wine selections. Discover here your next favourite restaurant, we guarantee it will be a night to remember.

Pitch perfect dining TEXT: MYrIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTO: rESTAUrANT AVANT-GArDE VAN GrOENINGE

Hidden inside the grand Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, overlooking the famous grounds, is Michelin star restaurant Avant-Garde. Located on the third floor, guests are treated to a superb dining experience with a stunning view over the pitch – home to one of the Netherlands’ top football clubs, PSV. Open for lunch and dinner, Avant-Garde prides itself on its classic French cuisine with modern

Dutch influences. The menu is created by Chef Johan van Groeninge from nearby Tilburg, giving the dishes a slight, local twist and a characteristic Brabants, down-to-earth approach. With almost 40 years of experience, Van Groeninge combines the elegance of classical techniques with modern simplicity using pure ingredients. Avant-Garde also offers attractive dining packages, including a business lunch and dinner served on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-

day. With its unique location, the restaurant is the perfect place for a memorable meal away from the office for a set price. The menus cover all you require; a two course meal, a glass of wine, ice water and coffee for lunch (€40 per person) and dinner includes an extra course and two glasses of wine (€65 per person). Apart from the regular football games (for which restaurant reservations are arranged through PSV), the stadium also hosts special events and concerts. This summer, Dutch singer Guus Meeuwis is set to fill the entire stadium during five days in June. For an unforgettable night of music and fine dining, restaurant AvantGarde accepts bookings for these concerts; go to the website to find out more. restaurantavantgarde.nl

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