- By RAI Amsterdam
- In NewsPressLeisure
- Posted: February 11, 2020
The Entourage Group is set to unveil two exciting, new and innovative concepts
Spring 2020 - Introducing the phenomenal LALO Contemporary Mexican Kitchen & Bar and COCO Lounge & Bar. Both located at the crown of the legendary new landmark of Amsterdam, next to the RAI. Discover a contemporary reimaging of a Mexican concept with the signature twist that THE ENTOURAGE GROUP is celebrated for. After opening MR PORTER and THE DUCHESS five years ago, the group is ready to spice up Amsterdam again, by introducing a new cuisine to the portfolio. Inspired by the diverse culture, flavours and dazzling colours, Creative Entrepreneurs and Founders Yossi Eliyahoo, Liran Wizman and the group’s CEO Stephanie Pearson, embraced and immersed themselves into Mexico’s culinary cultural traditions.
Step into a sensational dining experience that encapsulates the true spirit of this, LALO. This impressive dual space fully encompasses the entire 24th floor, offering an incredible 360° experience from sunrise to sunset. The view of Amsterdam’s skyline in the unisex ‘Powder Room’ is magnificent. This transformative space blends non-formal fine dining, a sexy lounge and nightlife with a regular DJ, all with an energetic atmosphere, drinking and socialising culture, unlike anything the city has on offer.
“Exactly like nothing else. The new generation of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.” – Yossi Eliyahoo, founder and owner of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP
LALO Contemporary Mexican Kitchen & Bar
Dive into the sights, sounds, and flavours of Mexico evident in every thoughtful detail. Discover a reimagining of heritage recipes, while tasting a modern interpretation of this authentic cuisine. Beyond expansive windows, guests are encouraged to embark on a full sensory journey as they engage in a true celebration of Mexican culture through delicious food and vibrant surroundings.
Watch the action unfold in an open kitchen where highly skilled chefs prepare dishes over roaring flames and a wood-burning oven. LALO features inspired cuisine rooted in central and South American flavours, while also celebrating local and seasonal ingredients. The menu focuses on signature nontraditional aperitives, ceviche’s, meat and seafood, all of these are prepared and cooked in open fire. Also, tacos Al Pastor and creative desserts ensure the high-quality ingredients shine. A signature exotic cocktail list is served at LALO, made with premium tequilas, mescals and eclectic infusions.
Featuring modern architecture, the open atmospheric space encapsulates Mexico's energetic culture with a lush variety of tropical plants, bright hues and time-honoured elements. Constructed with natural materials, concrete textures and rustic woodwork, the expertly designed interior features shimmering gold and brass accents inspired by artefacts. Guests can relax in comfortable seating derived from leather saddles with rope backrests, woven by Mexican artisans. Community is central to the shared dining experience at LALO, and every spot features an incredible view—from window seating to group tables, tall bar stools and intimate booths.
Renowned commercial interior design specialists, Studio MU Architecture & Design, bring the reimagined essence of Mexico to life using natural materials, such as antique wrought-iron, textured
concrete, rustic wood, and bespoke terrazzo.
COCO Lounge & Bar
Adjacent to LALO, this highly anticipated sky lounge is big news for Amsterdam's hospitality culture. COCO features an energetic, festival of flavours in a casual lounge setting. The remarkable menu
presents delicious small dishes paired with more than 100 varieties of tequila and tropical cocktails, inspired by Mexican and South American flavours. Soaring 91 meters high, COCO offers an exquisite, panoramic view adding to the exhilarating and cosmopolitan experience. COCO provides an all-day versatile space for a delicious lunch, after work drinks or an informal dinner with live DJ music.
Blending the vibe of an exotic cocktail bar with modern art deco decadence through exotic greenery, leather velvet seating and brass details. COCO is a laid-back space that glows in natural light, fused with a collection of green foliage. High-end table service is provided well into the late hours, at this dynamic lounge bar unparalleled to anywhere else in Amsterdam. The outdoor terrace, an enchanting space full of tropical decoration, is the perfect spot to catch the sunset with a cocktail in hand.