Sommelier’s Choice: Food and Wine Pairing

Food and wine pairing starts in the kitchen with our Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers. A new creative process is then started.  A new dish is not easily created. It takes time, tasting and preparation. When a d...

Sommelier’s Choice

A personal favourite of mine is the ‘Gemischter Satz Nussberg’ from Weingut Wieninger from Austria. The vines cover the hills around the city of Wein and showcase a unique blend. Normally Wineries harvest th...

Sommelier on Tour

Early this month I had the opportunity to visit South Africa together with 8 colleague sommeliers. After a cold and grey start in Amsterdam we arrived on the Southern Hemisphere. The winter has been replaced...

What’s your cup of tea?

Tea is having a moment and although it has always been a popular drink, there is a renewed interest in it from across the globe and here in The Netherlands. There are now more high quality loose-leaf teas av...

Bartender’s Choice – Whisky

At a glance, a lot of whiskies may appear to taste similar and you end up drinking something because you remember it was your Uncle’s favorite. But the delicate nuances or sometimes bold flavors are the reasons...

Magnum Feast at OCCO

On Friday, December 16, OCCO Threw its first exclusive Magnum Tasting event. Besides large bottles to order, one could as well enjoy wine tasting per glass or try out one of the magnificent and special Magnum c...

The Matured Manhattan

There is a mistaken belief that Manhattans are always stirred and never shaken, however traditions for both preparations go back to the late 1800s. We chose to go our own way and mix our Manhattan in an oak bar...

World Class Cocktail

Last week, we featured our first OCCO cocktail. This week the World Class Cocktail will make you want to visit OCCO as soon as possible. For many of us our taste for Tequila was ruined at a very young age, m...