After all, breakfast at Botanic is more than just a meal, it’s an experience.
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp is the first five-star hotel in Antwerp, with more than hundred intimate rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa, a conference centre, shops and several high-end restaurants.
The new collaboration originated in the summer of 2020, when Gert De Mangeleer and Joachim Boudens of Hertog Jan receive the proposal to join Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp’s unique journey. Hertog Jan has lived up to expectations with a unique menu to be enjoyed in the intimate setting of this former monastery turned luxury hotel, which comes complete with its own conservatory, beehives and herb garden.
In April 2021, Gert contacted Karen Depoorter of Callas Confiture after he was asked to extend his culinary vision to breakfast at the hotel. Gert has long been a fan of Callas Confiture’s authentic jams. He knew Karen from a previous collaboration and so he thought that she would be the perfect fit to co-create a range of breakfast products as Callas Confitures is renowned for the most delicate, artisanal flavour creations in jam. Moreover, they are exclusive and fresh: with minimal added sugars, as your grandmother would have made them.
Gert made a selection from Karen’s pantry, guided by the principle of their shared interest in and passion for herbs, flowers and spices. Their offering is beautifully co-branded with with a simple label out that comes out of their shared belief that product should take precedence over packaging.
On the table: Strawberry-Rose Petals, Apricot-Orange Blossom, Pineapple with Dates and Vanilla and Blueberry-Lime Extra jam complemented by an artisanal Floral Honey and an amazingly delicious Crunchy Chocolate Nut Cream also handmade in the Callas Confiture workshop.
As an extra touch, the Blueberry-Lime and Pineapple with Dates and Vanilla were specially created to be combined with savoury dishes: a piece of cheese or pâté, or combined with game and poultry.
These last two flavours are available in a beautiful gift box that comes complete with an exclusive cooking tip by Gert and a cheese recommendation from Karen.
Available from 1 December 2022 at:
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp’s shop ‘Saint Charles Apothecary’ – Leopoldstraat 26, 2000 Antwerp https://www.botanicantwerp.be/
Callas Confiture online: https://www.callasconfiture.be/webshop/
Hertog Jan at Botanic Antwerp – Lange Gasthuisstraat 41, 2000 Antwerp https://hertog-jan.com/
Looking for a beautiful and tasty party gift?
Callas Confiture’s handmade jams are for real gourmets. Our stylish gift boxes will make the presents ready to be given.
Celebrate with an artisanal and Belgian gift! Christmas or end-of-year gift, christening sugar, wedding, communion or spring party…
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New! Healthy living with our Callas Pure Fruit Light jams!
Embrace the sweet life with the Pure Fruit – Light jams from Callas Confiture.
This range of jams contains only the natural sugar of the fruit.
These fresh jams contain more than 75% fruit and taste intensely of Raspberry, Strawberry, Apricot, Blackberry, Forest fruit or Cherry. The fruit is strictly selected and comes from sustainable farming and harvesting.
Handmade in Belgium and suitable for anyone who wants to enjoy life healthily!
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