Food and drink recommendations from day 1 of ESCRS 2013.
Vesper BarNestled in a quiet side street, Vesper Bar is a glamorous cocktail bar frequented by the nearby advertising executives for drinks after work. Chic and suave, the bar has many sophisticated features, including James Bond memorabilia, pop art and deliciously beautiful liqueur bottles. For a posh alcoholic twist, 'high tea cocktails' on Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the perfect way too unwind at the weekend.Address: Vinkenstraat 57, 1013
Beer TempleFor hop worshippers, the Beer Temple is the holy grail. With over 100 bottled beers, all viewable on the many chalkboards behind the bar, the Beer Temple really lives up to its namesake. The favourite appears to be local pale ale Templebier and is served by beer-enthusiastic bar staff.Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, 1012 RR
Vis aan de ScheldeNeighbouring the RAI Convention Centre is the famous fish restaurant Vis aan de Schelde. Stars on the menu include crayfish, fresh oysters, milky haddock, scallops, turbot and monkfish. The venue is ideal for official occasions, networking and business meetings as it is a little more formal than most Dutch restaurants. The detailed drinks menus even suggest which wine will go best with the various seafood dishes.Address: Scheldplein 4, 1078 GR
La FaloteFor a truly Dutch dining experience visit La Falote. With dishes, such as shrimp cocktail and beef stew, served at nostalgic prices, this folksy restaurant is easy on the purse strings. The tables are decked out with checked tablecloths too, giving this restaurant a traditional atmosphere and you may even be treated to a song or two on the accordion by the chef.Address: Roelof Hartstraat 26 IV, 1071 VJ