Restaurant Tribeca in Heeze was named the 20th two Michelin star restaurant in the Netherlands during a ceremony in the DeLaMar in Amsterdam on Monday. Restaurant Rijks, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, was given its first Michelin star, the Volkskrant reports.
Jan F. has to pay 2.6 million to the Netherlands state. That is the amount the court in Breda calculated he earned from selling horse meet as beef, AD reports.
Between 2006 and 2009 F. ordered horse meat from Argentina. He took it in Breda, where he butchered it and sold it as halal slaughtered beef through his own company Draap. Incidentally Draap is the Dutch word for horse - paard - spelled backwards. His main customers were in France.
The hospitality sector is feeling the Netherlands' improving economy. In the third quarter, the turnover for hotels, restaurants, snack bars and cafes increased 2.6 percent compared to the previous sector, Statistics Netherlands revealed on Wednesday. Compared to the third quarter of last year, the hospitality sector saw 8.8 percent of growth.
This is the biggest turnover increase in this sector since 2007, according to Statistics Netherlands.
The Amsterdam court declared Fifteen, Jamie Oliver's restaurant in the Dutch capital, bankrupt on Tuesday. The restaurant can no longer afford its 25 thousand euros a month rent and now owes over 200 thousand euros, Het Parool reports.
The restaurant served as a training institution for troubled young people between the ages of 18 and 24 years. Many of them struggled with alcohol or drug problems. The eight young people currently training at Fifteen will be transferred to other restaurants to complete their training, according to the newspaper.
The Public Prosecutor plans to demand 1.2 milion euros from bankrupt meath wholesaler Willy Selten, according to Brabants Dagblad. In 2011 and 2012 Selten sold horese meat as beef. According to the prosecutor, he earned 1.2 million euros in doing so. Selten appears in court again on Monday.
Brabant was named the "European Region of Gastronomy 2018" and budgeted some 7 million euros for a program around this title. But according to research by the Brabants Dagblad, this title formed no part of an actual competition.
The province announced the title with much ado in the summer, according to the newspaper. The annoucment created the idea that it was a hard fight to be named the European Region of Gastronomy, with words used like "prestigious title" and "award" accepted by deputy Marie Spierengs and her Brabant delegation.
Restaurants' association Koninklijke Horeca Nederland is concerned about the independence of top review site IENS. Since the site was taken over by TripAdvisor, restaurants are no longer listed by positive reviews, but those who have a reservation deal with the site are listed first, the association said to the Telegraaf.
Lables saying "sustainably caught" or "caught with respect for nature" on canned tuna are often not true, according to environmental organization Greenpeace on Monday. Tuna are still often caught in a way that is damaging to the environment and other marine animals like sharks, the Telegraaf reports.
The environmental organization looked into seven canned tuna producers in the Netherland to find out which tuna they use and how exactly the fish are caught. Six of the seven producers sell canned tuna that were caught in a way that is damaging to the environment.
Michelin announced its Bib Gourmand 2017 fr the Benelux region. A total of 134 restaruants in the Netherlands got these honours, 18 of which for the first time. 17 restaurants lost their Bib Gourmand, Misset Horeca reports.
Michelin awards the Bib Gourmand title to restaurants that offers a full menu for no more than 37 euros. A total of 313 restaurants in the Benelux received this honor - 165 in Belgium, 14 in Luxembourg and 134 in the Netherlands.
The following 18 restaruants are new to the list in the Netherlands:
Tony's Chocolonely is opening a stoor in Amsterdam on Thursday. The store will not only sell all flavors of the Tony's slave-free chocolate, butt also exclusive brand items like Tony's rompers and bags, Het Parool reports.
The store is an extension to the Tony's office on Polonceaukade. It will be located at number 12 Polonceaukade and will only be open on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be manned by the office staff and closed over lunch time.
Albert Heijn's cranberries was voted the most misleading product of 2015 in the annual Foodwatch elections, the food watchdog announced on Monday. According to Foodwatch, the cranberries consist of 68 percent added syrup, and only 30 percent actual cranberries.