Restaurant Pollevie in Den Bosch is known with bon vivants in the city for years. They were previously located in the pedestrian zone in the city center, but they’ve recently moved to the other side of the central station in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. You can now find them on the West side of the train station in an upcoming area. The new location of Restaurant Pollevie, used to be a factory building. It was a storage warehouse for medicines. But now the whole street is filled with nice bars and restaurants and it’s a real hotspot you should check out when you visit Den Bosch next time.
Restaurant Pollevie is mostly known for its wines and dishes in which vegetables are the star. Two years ago they were voted Best vegetable restaurant of the Netherlands by Gault & Milau and they’re even in the top 100 best vegetable restaurants worldwide. Even though they’re such a good vegetable restaurant, they’re not a vegetarian restaurant. They serve meat and fish as well, but they put their main focus on vegetables and ordering vegetarian and vegan dishes is never a problem.
They’re not afraid to experiment at Pollevie in Den Bosch. They often work with ingredients that are not that common and they try out all kinds of new things. One of the things they do is ferment vegetables and they make their own kefir. Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is high in good bacterias. Pictured you see their watercress kefir and fermented radishes served with algae aioli and popped buckwheat.
As of this weekend they serve a Wine and Bites at Pollevie. I invited 10 other food bloggers to Den Bosch for the premiere of this new item on the menu of Pollevie. Besides this new Wines & Bites menu, they still also have their regular lunch and dinner menu of course. Both with their lunch as their dinner you can choose your dishes a la carte, or do what the majority does and go for a surprise menu: the Parade Pollevie.
As I said, we were one of the first ones to try the new Wine & Bites menu of Restaurant Pollevie in Den Bosch. This menu is perfect for warm summer days when you sit outside and you want to eat a bit more than just snacks but a bit less than a big heavy meal. There are several different dishes on the menu, with a matching wine suggestion next to it. The dishes are the size of a starter, so it’s perfect when you don’t want a heavy meal or when you want to try several different dishes.
Restaurant Pollevie is a heaven for vegetarians and vegans as it’s always possible to order any menu in a vegetarian or vegan version. Pictured here you see biodynamic asparagus from Cromvoirt (a small town close to Den Bosch) with an Indonesian onion cream and a 63 degrees egg which is an egg that is boiled so that the egg white is solidified but the yolk isn’t.
Above that you see the picture of the vegetarian ceviche with mushrooms, garlic and artichoke hearts.
I also recommend the high wine at Pollevie in Den Bosch, which you can also still order and is great for colder days when you sit inside. You can choose between 3 versions of their High Wine but you’ll always get a glass of bubbles and a charcuterie board to start with and 4 courses of bites with half a glass of matching wine with each course. If this ‘Premier * High Wine’ isn’t enough, you can go for the ‘Cru ** High Wine’ with an extra dessert or the ‘Grand Cru *** High Wine’ with an extra warm course and the dessert.
It was so nice to show my fellow food bloggers what Pollevie had to offer! I always love organizing events like this!