Discover Benelux, Issue 76, April/May 2020

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Discover Benelux  |  Guide  |  All Spotlights on Amsterdam

example. Or courgette blossom with goat cheese and honey. As in most of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP’s restaurants, you are welcome at almost any time of the day – from your late-morning coffee until your (one-to-) last nightcap. You can even head to THE DUCHESS for a traditional afternoon tea with fresh sandwiches, warm scones and hand-made macarons. Being granted a Michelin star, THE DUCHESS brings uniqueness and diversity to the legendary guide. “We are an infor-

mal restaurant with plenty of tables and a sharing concept,” explains Yossi. “That isn’t exactly what the Michelin Guide is full of. We offer top-notch and unique food, but we don’t want people to get t he wrong idea when coming to THE DUCHESS. Because we are not the standard French cuisine establishment that Michelin aficionados might expect.”

The next adventure After more than a decade as the leading man of the Dutch culinary scene and the founding of 14 successful hospitality brands in Amsterdam and beyond,

Yossi still loves each of them. “It might sound like a cliché but it is like choosing between your children. Each of them is different but I love them equally.” And THE ENTOURAGE GROUP’s work is far from done. While founding two new Mexican concepts in the city, it has already cast its eye on its next adventure. “There is always something new to innovate in the city. Something exciting, fun and timeless.” Facebook: theentouragegroup1 Instagram: @the_entourage_group

Discover their other restaurants: As THE ENTOURAGE GROUP has way more restaurants than just MOMO, IZAKAYA, THE DUCHESS and MR PORTER, here, we can happily introduce you to the rest of their portfolio as well. – THE BUTCHER – serves the best bloody burgers of Amsterdam and beyond. – TONI LOCO – who has the biggest premium Italian-American-style pizza. – SHIRKHAN – a rich selection of authentic Mumbai street food is served with fresh and homemade products from the tandoori oven. – BEPITA – bringing homemade pitas inspired by a bountiful Middle Eastern marketplace.

Spaghetti with Beluga caviar.

– THE BUTCHER Social Club – a 24-hour-juncture of great food, new music, edgy creativity, metropolitan lifestyle and urban design. – DO NOT DISTURB – An electrifying bar and lounge where a crowd of the unknown becomes the known. – LALO Contemporary Mexican Kitchen & Bar, COCO Lounge & Bar THE ENTOURAGE GROUP is spicing up Amsterdam again, by introducing a new cuisine to its portfolio. Introducing the phenomenal LALO Contemporary Mexican Kitchen & Bar and COCO Lounge & Bar. Both located at the crown of the legendary new landmark of Amsterdam, next to the RAI. They will open in the summer of 2020. IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar Amsterdam.

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