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...

Best Beans

This is a story about a unique collaboration between Restaurant Vinkeles and one of their favourite suppliers: Original Beans. A unique, Dutch chocolate brand that aims to restore the biodiversity of forests by...

Finger Food Friday

It’s 6 p.m. It has been dark outside since 4. Inside, OCCO’s bar is illuminated by the brass lamp above it. The bustle of voices is accompanied by the clinking clatter of glasses. It’s Finger Food Friday at The...

Bake your own ‘Kruidnoten’

The fifth of December is the day we celebrate Sinterklaas in The Netherlands. 'Kruidnoten' are the small round cookies that Sinterklaas is handing out to all the sweet children. These bite sized cookies are a t...

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...