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Jozua Jaring and Bas Averdijk open Brasserie Bruis Haarlem Chef-owner Jozua Jaring and maître Bas Averdijk from star restaurant Ratatouille Food & Wine in Haarlem will open their Brasserie Bruis in Haarlem on 3 November 2021. The brasserie is located at Lange Veerstraat 15, on the site where restaurant Petossi used to be. Bruis is an informal brasserie where the guest can enjoy international brasserie dishes, a snack and a good glass of wine. The partners had been looking for a low-threshold business to do together for some time.

Jozua Jaring (43 years old): "Lange Veerstraat is located in the heart of the city centre and is a pleasant, bustling street with many catering establishments. It's the ideal location for an accessible brasserie. Coincidentally, Bruis is next to the building where I started Ratatouille Food & Wine back in 2013. Since 2015, Ratatouille is located at the Spaarne, at 2 minutes walking distance from Bruis."

Good food with a glass of wine
The menu consists of à la carte dishes such as carpaccio, terrine of duck liver, crème brûlée of chicory, ravioli, turbot, ribeye and duck leg. Starters start at €11.50, main courses at €14.50 and desserts at €9. Jozua Jaring: "In addition, there is a three-course menu for € 39 and there are appetizers such as oysters and a meat board. The latter are also suitable for guests who want to come and have a quick bite to eat and a drink. With Bruis, we offer delicious food made from top quality ingredients.

One team, one pipe
The interior of the 100-square-metre restaurant has recently undergone a complete overhaul, resulting in an attractive restaurant with an intimate atmosphere. Bas Averdijk (36 years old): "The colours in the restaurant have lightened and there are new fabric-covered chairs. There is room for up to 45 guests, including 4 seats at the breakfast bar. The kitchen team and the service team work closely together, which is why we present ourselves to the guest as one team by wearing the same pipe."

Bruis breeding ground
For both partners, Ratatouille Food & Wine remains the base. Jozua Jaring: "The Bruis team runs the business independently, with Bas and I supervising the front of the restaurant and the kitchen.
Of course, we're at Bruis regularly, and certainly in the beginning, I'll be co-creating a dinner service once in a while. In Bruis, we give others the space to do business, and in addition, it will be the breeding ground where we train people who, if they wish, can work at Ratatouille later on. To complete the team, we are still looking for colleagues for the kitchen and service."

Chef Jozua Jaring worked as (sous)chef at top restaurants De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis in Zaandam, Vis & Ko in Haarlem and Chapeau! in Bloemendaal. After having two restaurants of his own in Hoorn, he opened Ratatouille Food & Wine in Haarlem in 2013, which received a Michelin star in 2014. In 2015, he moved Ratatouille to the monumental warehouse 'Het wapen van Gelderland' on the Spaarne, which dates back to 1612.

In November 2021, together with his maître Bas Averdijk, who works in Ratatouille Food & Wine, he will start Brasserie Bruis in Haarlem.
Originally from Twente, Bas Averdijk has starred restaurants such as La Rive, Vinkeles and Rijks in Amsterdam, De Bokkedoorns in Overveen, Vrienden van Jacob in Santpoort-Noord and 't Amsterdammertje in Loenen aan de Vecht on his CV, where he worked mainly as (assistant) maître and restaurant manager. In 2016 he started up restaurant and wine shop Le Mortier in Haarlem as co-owner, which he left to work as maître in Ratatouille Food & Wine in 2019. In November 2021, together with Jozua Jaring, he starts Brasserie Bruis in Haarlem.