Today's Good IdeaFacebook-Quiz with “Relax Truck”
Enter Good Idea’s “Relax Truck” competition until April 20th 2015, and get the chance to win… One of five massage vouchers Relax Truck “Massage mobile” à 30 euros (30 minutes). Good luck! Kindly enter using your computer. For direct access, please click here.Read on >
Today's Good IdeaEaster in Luxembourg
Easter is one of the major annual holidays/feasts celebrated amongst Luxembourg’s catholic majority. With Easter bunnies and eggs on display in various colors, flavors and sizes, Luxembourg is once again making a name for itself this Easter in terms of the culinary highlights on offer! By the way, Good Friday isn’t official holiday in the Grand-Duchy. Shops are open! Various delicatessens, supermarkets, bakeries and confectionaries are offering customers an assortment of special Luxembourgish treats and an array of German and French products. Visit our category “Eatries & Groceries” for some “easterliciously” good tips to get you started on your culinary excursion. Venture outdoors on Easter Monday toward Luxembourg City (the old town’s “Fischmarkt” area) and Nospelt (Western canton of Capellen) to experience a piece of local culture and tradition at „Emaischen“, an event where tens of thousands of visitors follow the whistles of the „Peckvillercher“, handcrafted terracotta birds, sold and displayed in various colors and sizes at an open market in the city center and Nospelt. What’s more, enjoy the funfair stalls and artists displaying their latest wares as well as scrumptious dinning options to make your Easter Monday a memorable one!Read on >
Today's Good Idea“Les épiceries du Luxembourg“: Your local corner shop
Alima, Pall Center, Shopping Center Massen and Food2go are something like modern corner shops; Luxembourg’s answer to owner managed shops for your local needs. As strength is in numbers, these brands have worked together for a number of years under the label “Incom” (stands for “„Intérêts communs“ or common interests). Recently they changed their label to “Les épiceries du Luxembourg“, with the term “épicerie” evoking memories of your local corner shop where the owner knows you and your preferences personally. “Les épiceries du Luxembourg“ are proud of this heritage. Connaisseurs agree; mainly organic and fair trade regional products are on offer with a strong emphasis placed on quality products and service. Check out their new website for information on their products and shops – as well as recipes! Bon Appétit!Read on >
Let Ben whisk you away on his culinary excursion.
If you love to escape to the countryside and take extended walks, you may have already been to Haller, a rather sleepy little village in the Mullerthal region or Petit Suisse. There’s another reason besides the hiking, walking, peace and quiet to stop in this little village and that’s Ben Weber’s restaurant “Gudde Kascht”. This 27 year old Luxembourgish cook knows the restaurant’s interior is rather simple, and he has plans to change that, but there are more important things first. Once you have been served your starter, you forget the surroundings and only have eyes for ONE thing! Ben is indeed a master in his department… At the ripe old age of eight he was already serving his parents home-made pasta. As part of the National Luxembourgish cooking team, he has been cooking in various competitions around the world for years now. He also published two cookbooks together with other Luxembourgish cooks Tom Marson and René Kertz. Ben describes his cooking as “honest, fresh and healthy” and himself as “cook, artist and comedian”. That he enjoys what he does is obvious straight away …. If you ask him for a typical menu à la Ben, he raves about it, and so will you by the way. Here’s a sample: Starter: A medley of red beetroot in differing textures and flavours (crunchy, pistachio, deep fried) with 3 types of goat cheese and pear chutney. Main course: Slow cooked (24 hours) flank steak of Mullerthal Angus with a potato muffin and rustic carrots. Dessert: “A chocolate stroll”…Variations of chocolate on crumbs of chocolate cake and sherry ice-cream. That really sounds like “Gudde Kascht” (yummy food)!