According to statistics, each year a resident of Hague eats 10 kg of mussels. The amount of other seafood consumed by locals is even hard to count. Among the everyday dishes we should mention smoked eel, halibut and herring. Seafood here is prepared in various ways - it can be boiled, stewed, fried or processed for canning. Fish stew is very popular here. Usually it is served with boiled potatoes and melted butter. An ordinary lettuce is the main garnish for baked fish. However, there are more unusual vegetable dishes in menus of national cuisine restaurants.
During the year locals celebrate numerous interesting and unique holidays, which attract tourists and leave a lot of bright impressions. The evening of April 29 is the beginning of "Royal Nights"....
Herring occupies a special place among other national dishes. In order to prepare one of the most popular dishes you need to take herring filet, fry it in lard, adding sliced onion rings, potatoes and beans. The finished dish is decorated with fresh greens – herring cooked according to this recipe is the main decoration of the holiday table. Canape with various fillings is another popular national dish. Canape can be served with delicious Dutch cheese, ham or butter. Local cheese deserves a separate article. Guests can enjoy great taste of various sorts of cheese in every restaurant or cafe of the city. Guests can also order cheese mixes that cover all most delicious sorts.
Het Goude Hooft is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. It was a popular place of rest for residents of the city already in the beginning of the 15th century. Today this place serves best dishes of national cuisine. Due to popularity travelers are advised to book tables in advance. A cozy restaurant named Café Restaurant Rootz is located in the center of Hague. It specializes on Belgian cuisine, and the main drink of this place is beer. Prins Taveerne is a stylish restaurant that offers to taste dishes of international cuisine. It serves excellent home omelet, Italian pasta, roast beef, and delicious pastries. The best Mediterranean cuisine restaurant of the city is Le Gentilhomme. All tables here are served on a spacious terrace surrounded by rich vegetation.