The asparagus is grown in fields, in long beds and harvested by hand every day. Those that are not grown are left until they are done.
Then the asparagus is washed and sorted, all by hand.
The thicker, whiter and straighter they are, the more expensive.
After having eaten delicious asparagus in Het Veerhuis in Broekhuizen (hotel/restaurant), we were directed to the grower that delivers to the restaurant.
The best asparagus was € 6 per kilo. I bought at € 3 per kilo because they were neither quite straight nor very alike in thickness or colour which doesn't bother me.
Excellent restaurant, food first class in a smart environment that comfortably seats 78.
Favorite Dish: Black Tiger Prawns – €10.95
Pork Fillet off the Grill - €17.95
Iced-coffee with Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream - €5.50
The Oriental Swan restaurant is located on the village square and serves great Chinese meals. The menu offers a large selection with the steamed dimsum especially recommended.
The room is well furnished and comfortably seats 60 with air-conditioning a bonus. Service was excellent.
5.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Favorite Dish: Crispy Beijing Duck
One of the top ice-cream parlours in the Netherlands (proven by the awards they have received). If you like ice-cream do not miss out. There are other branches in Arcen and Overloon.
March to October: 10.30 am to 22.30 pm
Favorite Dish: 3 Flavours: Tiramisu, Caramel and Truffle with Crushed Nuts
The name Grubbenvorst comes from “Grubben” and “searches”. Grubben was the name of the castle which now lies in ruins, Searches was the name of the village.
To the south of the village there have been finds from the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, Grubbenvorst was also a strategic location for the Romans.