In April 2022, Donna's Social Club will open its doors at Nieuwe Markt 7 and Poelestraat 12 in Groningen. Imagine yourself in a concept inspired by American diners from the 70s/80s, but in 2022. Emile: “We are going to present an American Diner in 2022, with vegetarian and vegan options, of course. Focus on comfort food in an elegant jacket. We have a nice first draft of the card, this will be really great. Nice housen while eating lobster mac 'n cheese. Yummy!”
Funky American style
Retro, disco, funky, sexy, this is what you can think of at Donna's Social Club. The menu features a mix of the best America has to offer. 'America has many different styles of food. Of course it will be a lot of comfort food, but this has different perspectives. NY style, Cajun and Tex-mex are some examples of the styles this country has to offer. We do want to present this kitchen in 2022, so from a sustainable point of view. We will (as with Florentin) take this into account in our business operations. There is as much as possible with vegetables and vegetable products, you will be surprised. Of course we will not hold back when it comes to burgers or other meat products, provided it has a good origin.'
Of course, one thing cannot be missed at an American dinner and that is the decadent milkshakes and sorbets. Emile: ”Milkshake with rum? Vegan sorbet? Why not? In terms of cocktails, we are developing a classic and almost wrong cocktail menu in which we respect the classics. Pina colada, Dirty Martini and Tequilla sunrise, let's go back to basics, haha.”
New concept added after two years of Florentin
”After two years of Florentin, Donna's is a very nice addition. This concept is a dream of ours. We had been looking for a while to settle in the city center, now it is finally becoming reality. The past few years have been with ups and downs. We are proud of Florentin and ready for the next step. This gives us in this…. period some positive vibes. We're just going to accelerate” says Tom.
This project is different from Florentin in the start-up. Emile: ”It is a hull building, so we had to think of and furnish everything from scratch. This offers a lot of freedom, but also certainly stress. We have not held back in the run-up and development of this project. We want everything to be right. You should also know what the DJ has in store during your visit to the toilet.' But why Donnas? Donna is a disco diva with a conscience. She's shit and she does what she wants. Tough and elegant at the same time, these are the headliners of this place.”
Donna's late night
The concept will not be comparable to Florentin. Donna's becomes a concept with faster circulation and fewer components on the board. People are also welcome for a drink until the late hours. Donna's is open for a quick bite or a few late night snacks. ”We are going to create a new dynamic between food, music, interior and drink in the inner city”, said Tom.
Donna's Social Club will be open six days a week for drinks, tasty dinner and late night drinks until approximately 03:00 AM.