Be Inspired

The aim of Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs is to serve heritage food with finesse, often with a subtle twist in the detail, thus turning the familiar into the spectacular.

Duck Liver Pate with homemade olive jam and Melba toast

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurement. – Marcel Boulestin

Decadent surprise

A recipe has no soul: You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. – Thomas Keller

Helena’s signature roasted peppers

Cooking calls for a light head, a generous spirit, and a large heart. – Paul Gauguin

Golden fried goat’s cheese croquettes

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf

Home-baked potluck bread

Food is essential to life; therefore, make it good. – S. Truett Cathy

Medley of wild mushroom risotto with fresh shaven parmesan cheese

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients. – Julia Child

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