Day 3 - in which we set fire to the Hilton. Or rather, Michael in Spark the Hague bar fires up a cocktail or two for the ICEx team. Hilton the Hague was the ICEx team's base for the trip and they certainly did us proud at the centrally located hotel.
The decor in the beautiful building is inspired by the nearby coast at Schevingen. Carpet designs draw on views over the fields from the air, the glass balcony is etched with reeds in an atrium shaped like an arching wave, and wall decoration evokes the sand dunes of the coast.
Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival's International Chef Exchange [ICEx] is bringing together chefs from around the world in this unique cultural exchange.
Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees in Brighton, UK, visits Restaurant Basaal, Den Haag, Holland to showcase the best of Sussex Food and Drink. He prepares a six course meal there which is served, accompanied by Sussex Ridgeview Wines and Blackdown Spirits along with wines by Karacter and Genever from Van Kleef, to Dutch chefs, producers, dignitaries, and others. Following this Bas Oonk, head chef and proprietor of Basaal, makes the return visit to 64 Degrees in Brighton. The exchange also includes time to visit other local restaurants, producers and to get a flavour of the city itself. All photos © Julia Claxton. More information from Brighton& Hove Food Festival http://brightonfoodfestival.com/international-chef-exchange/