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...
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. Consequently, a lot of products are still waiting to be bought while the next products 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!
Let yourself be surprised!
BENU SLOOW, the first vegetarian-vegan "rescued food" restaurant in the Greater Region, creates new and innovative taste experiences for you every day !
Our kitchen team prepares its fresh compositions from high-quality "rescued food", i.e. "saved" food that could no longer be sold in the trade, although it still has a sufficiently long shelf life. Only 20% of all processed food is purchased. All ingredients are certified organic and carefully selected, preferably from local production and seasonally adapted. What cannot be turned into a dish in the kitchen is further transformed into unusual drinks, dishes and extracts in the bar or in the Culinary Atelier. The vegetarian and vegan SLOOW menu is complemented by aromatic wild herbs and the finest spices from our local partners.
A cooking as we know it? Of course not.
A normal bar ? Well, not really...
A Culinary Atelier ... how? Surprise!
Children up to 12 years, as well as Kulturpass holders, receive a 50% discount on all food and drinks.
Learn more about the Kulturpass
Have you become curious?
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?
In the Restaurant BENU SLOOW, you can choose your dish from the menu card
The menu slightly varies every day depending on the the collected rescued ingredients.
Can my dog accompany me to the BENU SLOOW restaurant?
BENU chose to integrate a completely open kitchen in BENU SLOOW to give every visitor the possibility to see how consequent the team is excelling on only fresh food, without any convenience components.
As a consequence of this approach and as much as we adore our furry friends, we are unfortunately not allowed, for legal reasons, to accept pets in our pilot restaurant, except for guide dogs accompanying disabled people.
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.
This gives us the opportunity to assign the table to other guests or to reorganise the service.
We thank the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte for the generous support of the BENU SLOOW project.