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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gourmet Delight

By Sarita Rupan
Photography: Ewout Huibers; courtesy Concrete
 
India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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Amsterdam-based architecture firm Concrete, designs waterfront restaurant with an artisan kitchen as inspiration, matching the chef’s renowned expertise with offbeat decor… 

Situated along the scenic IJ waterfront in Westerdok Amsterdam, Nevel, as the restaurant is called, forges a seamless connect with its surroundings in a dual dialogue - one with nature as it opens via floor-to-ceiling clear glass walls to the waterfront on one side and to the forest on the other; and with renowned chef Ricardo van Ede’s artisan culinary skills that only uses seasonal and crude products from land and sea. 

India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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Every restaurant demands a signature in its ambience, an identity that defines its style, and Nevel’s signature revolves around that of its culinary expert. Flaunting the tools – jars, bottles of ingredients in white-washed oak wood open-shelving with brass inserts, filled with the chef’s signature Piccalilli and chutneys act as the highlight of the eatery, forming its core attraction and acting as partitions with seating integrated around.   

India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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While this forms the open café ambience, private dining and the bar are set into niches to allow privacy offering the guests a warm and homey feel with the added drama brought in by large hanging fixtures in between subdued lighting.
 
India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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India Art n Design features Nevel gourmet restaurant in Holland by Concrete
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Taking a cue from the textures and flavours of the ingredients, the colour and material palettes constitute light tones of stone clad facades, white furniture with beige upholstery and drapes infixed in between natural wood floors and a dark ceiling – creating a neutral envelope for the busy ambience to play upon. The inviting flow of natural light and panoramic views augments the airy and fresh aura, capturing the essence of gourmet dining.


3 comments :

  1. I like the forest wall mural at the entry.

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  2. Afife Ozakpinar Independent Design ProfessionalFebruary 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Aaaah.... what a refreshing ,spacious,clean view to my eyes...very nice décor and colours..

    I only didn't like the menu which are hanging on the wall (if I am not mistaking !)
    It reminds me of horses somehow !! or stalls for that matter !
    From an elegant view they take to somewhere else which I didn't like...
    otherwise the décor is beautiful with everything in it...

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