I’m happy to say that I’ve reopened ChrisTonite. From now on I’ll reopen once a month on Sunday or Monday for dining in my diningroom restaurant. If you have a small group of people (up to 10 people) and you’d like to have me cater a dinner for you and up to 9 of your friends, you can book in advance by getting in touch with me. You’ll still be subject to my availability but I’ll reserve ChrisTonite for you exclusively then.
Last week, old friends wanted to visit Den Haag and have dinner at my place with 2 others. So I set out to create a great 3 course dinner for them. They liked lamb and fish. So I made an Italian minestrone from scratch. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, root celery with chestnuts puree, tomato salad and caramelized onions in red wine. Dessert was a fondant au chocolate with whipped cream and granaat appel.
July marked the first 5 course dinner for ChrisTonite. I had only close friends over and a sold-out house with 8 guests. The French-style menu was complemented with an extraordinary wine from Jiménez-Landi, Spain, a 2008 Cantos del Diablo. A small vineyard that produces biological wine and only brings out bottles if the harvest and quality is good enough. Went very well with the entire dinner and the magnum bottle lasted the entire meal.
Dinner was great, thanks also largely to sous-chef Michel. Preparations went smooth and dinner was easy with 2 seasoned chefs in my kitchen!
The magnum bottle of Spanish red wine was a thank-you gift from my friend Albert-Jan for photographing his wedding. So I’m happy to say it was an awesome wine and we thoroughly enjoyed it!