OTE's food & drink recommendations - day 3

October 7, 2013

Recommendations for food and drink from day 3 of ESCRS 2013

Best of the bars

SoVineThere are plenty of bars for beer lovers but if you’re a wine connoisseur then SoVine is the place for you. Far away from the tourist traps and spread over two floors, SoVine boasts hundreds of wines from all over the world, including European and New World wines. Those who are not up to scratch with their wine knowledge are thoroughly encouraged to ask for the guidance of the bar staff.Address: Amstelveenseweg 152, 1075 XM
Website:www.sovine.nl

Café BelgiqueFor one of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique offers a vast selection of Belgian draught beers and 30 bottled varieties. Located in a small, almost clandestine, alley connected to Dam Square, Belgique is hidden away from the buzzy tourist trap. Popular with the arty crowd, the bar is decorated with a mixture of 17th century charm and edgy street art.Address: Gravenstraat 2, 1012 NM
Website:cafe-belgique.nl

Riveting restaurants

De BolhoedThe former hat shop, Bolhoed (Dutch for 'bowler hat'), oozes ethnicity and culture. Some local favourites are the ragout croissant, pumpkin soup and the cold Spanish soup zarzuela, all of which come in generous portion sizes. The modern art featured on the walls is for sale and the bohemian staff will be happy to assist you! Vegan dishes are also available.Address: Prinsengracht 60–62, 1015 DX

Bouchon du CentreThis restaurant is a one-woman operation run by Hanneke Schouten. Intimate and cosy, Bouchon du Centre serves home-cooked French dishes using top-notch local suppliers. Her specialities include coq-au-vin and pork-neck confit. For the best customer service this restaurant is second to none, every customer is treasured.Address: Falckstraat 3, 1017 VV
Website:www.bouchonducentreamsterdam.com