A new structure opened its doors on Thursday the 17th of November in Luxembourg: Tero House17 creates a new business club, the B17, and launches a restaurant with organic and regional products.
The new business meeting place Made in Luxembourg will be located here: 17 rue du Nord.
Everything is there to satisfy those who would like to have their business meetings in town and network efficiently: a magnificent venue in the centre, a high-class bar-restaurant and a terrace overlooking the valley, meeting rooms with exceptional views, weekly events for members, a rooftop bar and a cigar lounge…
Déjà vu? Not quite
While the magnificent 960 m2 heritage house had already been operated in a similar spirit, the building that was known as House17 is now called Tero House17. It has been completely renovated by the Brussels architectural firm Michel Penneman. Although there is an air of déjà vu in the concept, the CEO of the Tero Group, Nicolas Lhoist, explains how this address will be different from the previous one: “The 5 meeting and seminar rooms will not only be accessible to members, who will benefit from a preferential rental rate, but also to the general public. And for larger events, we offer the River House (formerly Knokke Out) on the banks of Clausen.
A “real club life”
“The restaurant remains open to the public all week except on Wednesday evenings (Monday to Friday lunchtime and every evening except Wednesday and Sunday, editor’s note), the day of events for members. We want to create a real club life. This is why we created the B17, a merger of the Luxemburgish clubs B19 and H17, which now have 600 members. Our ambition is to double this number within three years. We are going to offer conferences on all kinds of subjects every two weeks. For example, next week the CEO of RTL will be our guest.”
The restaurant, sober and modern, warm and discreet, is the key asset of this magnificent residence dedicated to events and business. “It will be pleasant, after a conference for example, to have a drink or reserve a nice table with colleagues or people you have met in this networking world,” explains the entrepreneur.
A “farm to plate” restaurant
“We also pay particular attention to the restaurant and the quality of its products. This is why we want to work organically, with the shortest possible circuits. My brother Arthur takes care of this whole “farm to plate” part: we have a farm in Belgium, in Rochefort, an hour from here, from which we get our products.” Indeed, vegetables, fruit, herbs, etc. are grown on site, and they raise Salers cows, Duroc pigs, Ardennes sheep and chickens too… “We give priority to short circuits and quality. Our chefs can rely on other local farms and producers and we are currently looking into the possibility of using products from Luxembourg.”
Veal and beef tartar with yuzu
And the plates do not deceive. Take the half-cooked veal tartare with lemongrass, shiitake pickles, smoked celeriac cream: chosen from the “starters to share, or not” section, it’s so good you might want to keep it to yourself! On the other hand, the “plate of cured meat from our farm” is ideal for socialising, as are the cute “mini-tacos of smoked poultry, coriander guacamole, vegetable pickles”, or the hummus of the moment.
As for the dishes: if you like red meat, try the beef entrecote, chimichurri, yuzu mayonnaise, kalamata olives and puffed rice. Served as a kind of tagliata, the entrecote, cooked perfectly to your liking, is uniquely tender. The delicately lemony flavours of the yuzu blend perfectly with the parsley of the chimichurri.
The menu includes the Salers beef, which can also be found in the burger, poultry, pork, but also cod and octopus (beautifully presented) and, for vegetarians, a risotto with chanterelles. This is enough to satisfy everyone with remarkably well-prepared dishes.
Starters between 12 and 22 euros, main courses between 24 and 28 euros, side dishes between 6 and 8 euros, desserts 12 euros.
More information: Tero House17
Pictures: Tero House17