New grandeur in Utrecht
TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTO © JAEZZ.NL
There is a new cool kid in town: PK Bar & Kitchen. By mixing a grand-café atmosphere with an industrial touch, it is the perfect spot for every occasion in one of the most charming streets of Utrecht.
From the large stairs creating a vintage allure, to the beautiful brick wall adding a New York loft feeling, every aspect of the venue on the corner of the Oudegracht embodies a unique atmosphere. “When stripping down the interior of the previous site, we decided to bring back some of the old beautiful characteristics of the building: plenty of light, original brick walls, and high ceilings,” concept creator Corine Rasker explains.
When you are done admiring the interior and atmosphere, start on the culinary treats. PK Bar & Kitchen’s menu consists of pure dishes, created by chefs who work exclusively with fresh ingredients. The two Big Green Eggs are the pride of the kitchen. This ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker creates flavours as they should be: smokey and pure. Alongside the menu proudly stands an extensive cocktail menu (with six kinds of gin and tonic), fully completing a night out in the heart of Utrecht’s bustling nightlife.
Perhaps the best of it all: PK Bar & Kitchen welcomes everyone for everything – from shoppers popping in for a cappuccino pit stop, to birthday parties and first dates. Even the needs of companies and large groups are met by the meeting room and upstairs bar. “PK Bar & Kitchen speaks to the real ‘Utrechtenaar’, yet is approachable for all: families with kids, groups of friends, business partners… PK Bar & Kitchen is for everyone.”