16 Feb GRACE ROTTERDAM IS OPEN
For months it has been buzzing through the streets of Rotterdam. The gigantic corner building on Coolsingel was thoroughly renovated. With star chef Marco Prins as captain of the impressive kitchen brigade, a flamboyant interior, plus the A-location right in the center, Rotterdam can be happy with this new “festive restaurant” Grace. Let’s take a look.
“With Grace we want to give Rotterdam something beautiful. A place where being yourself is welcomed and where we celebrate life together”.
Chef de Cuisine Marco Prins
Chef de Cuisine of the revamped catering concept on Rotterdam’s Coolsingel is star chef Marco Prins. Having worked for leading restaurants such as Parkheuvel and Oud Sluis before heading to New York, where he managed to secure a Michelin star for his work at restaurant Ukiyo. Now it is time for Prince to conquer Rotterdam with his culinary talent. Still, the menu for Grace will take a different approach than the calibrated star restaurants: “At Grace, we serve quality dishes from all over the world. And although the dishes are sophisticated and extremely thoughtful, we think it’s important to be there for everyone. Not only a dinner with many courses is possible, also for a small celebration you are at the right place at Grace.” says Prins.
“Whether it’s a Parisian breakfast, a relaxed lunch, Arabic tea or a sumptuous dinner with champagne, cocktails, and dancing until we can’t take it anymore. Everything happens at Grace with style”.
The worldly taste of Grace
Grace’s menu takes guests on a journey through the best dishes of different continents. Think Colombian empanadas with aji dip, Peruvian yellowtail ceviche or the classic caesar salad with a surprising Japanese twist. For those who want to go big, there is also an Italian version of lobster on the menu with sage, green asparagus and Parmesan cheese. Or start a dinner in style with Perle Imperial caviar with blinis. Yet a more subdued moment of enjoyment is also perfectly possible. For a cocktail at the bar or small snack with your loved one, you are also welcome at Grace. Surprisingly, prices aren’t as high as one would expect with a Chef like Marco Prins. For lunch you can get a luxurious sandwich for €12,50, and main courses start at €17,50.
Grace is a place with allure
Grace’s interior is something else. For example, worldly elements come together in the stylish patterns of the floors. Colors are warm and boldly brought together, and the observant viewer can discover many 1920s elements here. Responsible for the interior design is Liselore Holman, who has already managed to give several large hospitality projects a surprising metamorphosis: “a few months ago the enormous building on the Coolsingel was still completely shell, 910 m2 of concrete. Together with the best parties in the country, we have turned it into a warm and surprisingly flamboyant place where you can escape from the day. The interior brings together everything that has inspired us in recent years. I can’t wait to see the place filled with guests and fully operational,” Holman said.
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