Borrelen is a typical Dutch affair. It’s an informal social gathering of a select (invited) group with drinks and fingerfood. Rozemarijn Rischen is a graduated architect but prefers to design and construct borrels. She started the catering company Borrel BV and now hosts a pop-up at Coolhavenstraat 3.
Borrel BV already provides charcuterie boards and beautifully prepared platters with cheese, nuts, fruit, vegetables and other snacks to order online. But now bon vivants can pick up their own boards and platters in the pop-up shop.
The pop-up starts with the opening weekend on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April from 12 to 7 PM. The counter has everything to make a party out of anything, with drink boards, tasty snacks, and beverages to take away. Make a quick pit stop before going for a picnic in the park or for when guests come by at home.
Rozemarijn knows all about the fun of having a drink with some snacks. It becoming more popular and she thinks it’s because it brings groups of people together. It’s very binding.
Rozemarijn created her edible collages some 2 years ago. Since then, she has been selling borrelboards via her webshop and social media. While food retail is increasingly moving to the online world, Rozemarijn is now deliberately opening up a physical space for Borrel BV: “Drinking is all about interaction, everything revolves around connection and experience. During covid everything shifted to online, but having a drink is still the most fun in real life. Now that the world has reopened, it’s time to get down and dirty!”