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Gastronomic enjoyment at MASTERS EXPO

In between doing business, there was plenty of room at MASTERS EXPO to also enjoy culinary hotspots. Next star restaurant M* where 26 star chefs, good for no less than 42 Michelin stars, spoiled guests during five days of the fair, visitors could join Club M., Dai Ragazzi, Creations by Ciel Bleu en Encore by Simonis. MASTERS provides a culinary insight into MASTERS EXPO 2021. Text: Patrick Stoffer
Image: Good Folk / Presstigieux

Restaurant M*

Surrounded by live music provided by the artists of restaurant Pasta e Basta and DJs Hans Stroeve and Berber Esha, guests could enjoy a star lunch or dinner. The best chefs in the Netherlands stood shoulder to shoulder and shared their passion with each other and with the audience. This year, the ambiance was also partly determined by top designer Mariska Jagt, who designed a contemporary accommodation for five days. Also this year, a culinary entrepreneur provided Carsten Klint, co-founder and curator of the annual largest Michelin pop-up restaurant, ensured that guests lacked nothing. They were received with Perle Imperial Caviar and Champagne Philipponnat. And then it all had to begin...

A record: 26 star chefs signed for 42 Michelin stars

Restaurant M* kicked off with a delicious lunch on Thursday, provided by Nelson Tanate (Restaurant De Librije ***), Erik van Loo (Restaurant Parkheuvel **), Soenil Bahadoer (Restaurant DeLindehof**) and Fred Mustert (Restaurant Fred * *). In the afternoon the restaurant was transformed for a dinner with Edwin Vinke (Restaurant De Kromme Watergang **), Martin Kruithof (Restaurant De Lindenhof **), Stefan van Sprang (Restaurant Aan de Poel **) and Dick Middelweerd (Restaurant De Treeswijkhoeve **) spoil the guests with their best dishes.

On Friday the dishes were provided by Dennis Huwaë (Restaurant Daalder *), Egon van Hoof (Restaurant MOS *), Roy Eijkelkamp (Restaurant De Bokkedoorns **) and Richard van Oostenbrugge & Thomas Groot (Restaurant 212 **) and on Saturday by Dennis Kuipers (RestaurantVinkeles*, TheDylan), Tim Golsteijn (Restaurant Bougainville*, Hotel TwentySeven), Chris Naylor (Restaurant Vermeer*, NH Collection Barbizon Palace) and Onno Kokmeijer & Arjan Speelman (Restaurant Ciel Bleu**, Hotel Okura)

Jazzy Sunday was the day of Sidney Schutte (Restaurant Spectrum **, Waldorf), Astoria Jermain de Rozario (Restaurant De Rozario *) Michel van der Kroft (Restaurant 't Nonnetje **) and Bas van Kranen (Flore – v/h Bord 'Eau *, De L'Europe).

The Leading Ladies Lunch 2021, powered by Breitling, the networking lunch for real leading ladies took place on Monday. The ladies lacked nothing, the beautiful completely vegetarian dishes were served by Jarno Eggen (Restaurant De Groene Lantaarn **), Margo Reuten (Restaurant Da Vinci *), Edwin Kats (Restaurant Noble * and Noble Kitchen *, Bernardus Golf).

Premium partners

In addition to the star chefs, Restaurant M* was also made possible this year by the following (premium) partners.

Culinary excursions

At Club M., visitors could enjoy the best dishes and drinks - corona-proof - provided by Encore By Simonis. All this while enjoying various live performances. From jazz and pop to soul and classical. Sushi from Boathouse On Location could also be enjoyed on the exhibition floor, a beautiful restaurant was set up by Creations by Ciel Bleu and various drinks could be enjoyed at the bar of Encore by Simonis. The enthusiastic men from Dai Ragazzi brought a piece of Italy to the exhibition floor: the perfect coffee and the finest luxury sandwiches.