Grace has been added to the popular Stadhuisplein. The new festive restaurant features a menu with the best dishes from different parts of the world. By regarded chef Marco Prins. The basement houses a new club. The Grit is open every Friday night (Limbo) and Saturday night (Off the Grit). An age limit of 23 years applies.
Grace is an initiative of Herman Hell. His Hell’s Kitchen Horeca Groep is already known for Loos, Zalmhuis, Sijf, Nieuw Rotterdams Café and Wester Paviljoen). He invited Prins to lead the kitchen brigade. Prins has worked for leading restaurants such as Parkheuvel and Oud Sluis, before deciding to try his luck overseas. In New York, he managed to secure a star for his work at Ukiyo, where Japanese-Korean dishes made up the menu.
Grace’s menu is somewhat different. He says: “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. So our menu is designed with that in mind.”
The menu offers Colombian empanadas with an aji dip, Peruvian ceviche of yellowtail or an Italian version of lobster with sage, green asparagus and Parmesan cheese, among others.
Celebrate life with grace
Herman Hell: “With Grace, we want to give Rotterdam something beautiful. A place where being yourself is welcomed and where we celebrate life together. 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 any more.”
Liselore Holman is responsible for the exuberant interior: “A few months ago, the enormous building on Coolsingel was still completely empty. Together with the best parties in the country, we 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.”