BENU SLOOW is there !
The first vegetarian-vegan "Rescued Food" restaurant in the Greater Region opens its doors in Esch-sur-Alzette!
The BENU kitchen team composes new innovative taste explosions every day from high-quality "rescued" food, complemented by aromatic local wild herbs, the finest spices and carefully selected ingredients!
And not only that: all ingredients come from controlled ecological agriculture and, if possible, from local production. Everything fresh. Everything under the Slow-Food motto...
BENU SLOOW starts on 22.04.2023 with its Table d'Hôtes. Afterwards, BENU SLOOW opens as a (more or less ;) classic "à la carte" restaurant with a varied menu for every taste.
Why "Rescued Food"?
(Too) much fresh fruit and vegetable, that meets high quality and EU standards, never reaches the retail sector. Why? Because the shop always has to be full, even shortly before closing time. So a lot of goods are waiting to be bought while the new goods are already being delivered.
The "surplus" food is regularly disposed of...
Let yourself be surprised !
0W Zero Waste
Discover BENU SLOOW in the new ecovillage BENU VILLAGE in Esch-sur-Alzette!
Old shipping containers, a dismantled door, surplus wood...
BENU SLOOW emerges from scratch, yet for its construction, dismantled materials from other building projects and leftover materials from businesses were used. As the first and central part of BENU VILLAGE, BENU SLOOW consistently focuses on circular economy, UpCycling and ZeroWaste. The BENU SLOOW restaurant is supported by the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.
The creation of the ecovillage BENU VILLAGE Esch is possible thanks to the generous support of the municipality of Esch-sur-Alzette! Other committed supporters are the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Economy.
We thank all our supporters for their great commitment!
As part of BENU VILLAGE, BENU SLOOW is more than a restaurant. It is rather a place of discovery, experience and encounter...
...between young and old, different people and cultures!
We are looking forward to seeing you!
from 22.04.2023 until 21.05.2023
Who is not familiar with this cosy concept from France, very close to the kitchen: the Table d'Hôtes, the table for invited guests.
In a first one-month phase, BENU SLOOW is exclusively introducing this table d'Hôtes, where 12 guests will find a comfortable seat right next to the participatorily built clay oven. Experience a gastronomical, cultural journey with melodies of wild aromatic herbs from our region, as well as taste explosions from the beverage cauldron. All this in a disruptive, artistic environment where the chef tells stories about the BENU SLOOW concept and lets you discover many details about the preparation of each course of our special menu. The shared tasting becomes a unique moment of well-being. Starter? Not sure. Main course? Maybe. How about dessert? Surprise! Just an excellent meal? Certainly not!
Price per person without drinks: 140€
Price per person with selected alcoholic beverages: 190€
Price per person with selected non-alcoholic beverages: 170€
Children up to 12 years of age, as well as persons in possession of a Kulturpass, receive a 50% discount on our experience menu. However, we do not offer a special children's menu.
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The restaurant will follow in a second phase
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What does "Rescued Food" mean?
Rescued Food" is food that haven't been sold even though it is edible. These foods are "rescued" so that they can still be eaten and do not end up in the waste.
In retail, food is taken off the shelf because it is close to its expiry date or is not bought because of visual defects. In wholesale, too, food that is dewy is sorted out. How is this possible?
We customers now want our supermarket having shelves full of very fresh produce even shortly before closing. For this reason, supermarkets are getting more and more deliveries. Always with very fresh produce. When the supermarket notices that customers have only bought a few of these fruits or vegetables that day, it cancels the delivery planned for the following morning. These very fresh goods are disposed of because the next delivery is already planned.
The "Rescued Food" processed in the BENU SLOOW restaurant comes from the retail and wholesale trade. These products are dewy fresh, come directly from the field, have in any case a sufficiently long shelf life, comply with EU standards and basically come from ecological farming.
Food recovery and consumption of "Rescued Food" are important steps in the fight against systematic food waste and resist the usual thermal processing of food waste, that ends up in the garbage.
Does the restaurant BENU SLOOW also serve meat and fish?
No! We have decided to completely avoid meat and fish at BENU SLOOW and only offer vegetarian and vegan dishes. Most people know by now that the socio-ecological footprint of meat and fish is considerable. We want to show how attractive, creative, parfumed alternatives can taste.
Vegan dishes do not use any foods of animal origin or to which ingredients of animal origin, whether processed or unprocessed, have been added. Vegetarian dishes may use animal products such as milk, eggs, honey bees or their components or products derived from them.
Whether of plant or animal origin, BENU SLOOW uses only ingredients from ecological farming.
Can I select my menu at the BENU SLOOW restaurant?
If you have registered for a Table d'Hôtes, we will serve you a predefined multi-course experience menu. Our BENU SLOOW team will prepare a vegetarian surprise menu exclusively for 12 people at a shared table, only upon prior reservation. We will all meet and eat together.
As of 24.05.2023, the BENU SLOOW restaurant will open "à la carte". You will be able to choose your preferred meal or dish from the daily changing menu.
Can I change the time of my visit to BENU SLOOW?
The Table d'Hôtes starts at 6.30pm on Wednesdays to Fridays, at 6pm on Saturdays and at 12pm on Sundays. The start time is fixed, as up to 12 people will enjoy the surprise menu together at one big table. We kindly ask you to arrive on time so that you don't miss anything of the experience.
When the BENU SLOOW "à la carte" restaurant opens on 24.05.2023, you can reserve a table for you and your loved ones. This table will then remain reserved for you for the entire lunch or evening - we do not accept double reservations.
Can I cancel my reservation?
If you are unable to make your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. Contact us by phone at +352 27 38 01-81 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Please cancel your reserved table at the BENU SLOOW restaurant up to 24 hours in advance.
Only 12 people can take part in a Table d’Hôtes. Therefore, the participation should be cancelled no later than 4 working days before the reserved date. This is the only way for us to find replacement participants or to reorganize the service.
We thank the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte for the generous support of the BENU SLOOW project.