Sommelier’s Choice: My love for Riesling!

As a Sommelier, I love a lot of different wines and grapes. But of course, there are some wines more than others that peak my interest and have a special place in my heart. One of those special loves is the ...

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...