ChrisTonite on AirDnD

There is a new platform for diningroom restaurants in the Netherlands: airdnd.nl (Drink and Dine). I’ve added ChrisTonite there as well in order to gain more visitors.

Dinner with Aegon

Had the pleasure of hosting an evening this Spring with 8 lovely people from Aegon who opted for a 4-course all-in menu with matching wines. I created a Spring-themed menu for them and paired it with wines from my local supplier Cor from Welcome2Wine. Zucchini cream soup Vegetarian lasagna with puree of carrots and parsnip…

Crèpes Suzettes

Last weekend I had both sets of parents in the house and naturally I had to impress the in-laws a little. I love the desert “Crèpes Suzettes” to death and I hadn’t made them in a while, so I spend Saturday practicing the famous desert again.

Chicken Gizzard

Preparing chicken gizzards make a cheap and tasty appetizer.

Birthday special cancelled

I have to be at work this Monday so I won’t have a ChrisTonite on Oct 21st. I’ll party in groningen instead!

ChrisTonite: Birthday Special!

It is going to be a busy weekend. While I start celebrating with some of my friends on the Amsterdam ADE party in the Westergasfabriek on Friday, October 19th (it’s sold out so you’re hard to find any tickets for the Drumcode night), I will start preparing for a birthday bash on Monday with a…

ChrisTonite: Beef edition

I had originally planned with in August, but due to Summer vacation there were no guests. I did receive positive feedback on the idea though, so I thought I would give a second chance. So on a Sunday, for all you Beef lovers and to offset the lack of meat of the previous vegetarian edition,…

Franciacorta sparkling wines

All sparkling wines are champagne, right? Wrong! There is the methode champenoise or methode traditionelle, but there are also other methods. Crucial is the 2nd fermentation in the bottle that adds the bubbles. Some additional sugars and yeast are added to the wine after its regular fermentation (hence the second fermentation). Different is how long this 2nd…

New dates announced

I’ve gone ahead and picked the dates for ChrisTonite for the rest of the year. By popular demand, I’ve added some Sundays as well. It is understandably harder to arrange for things on a Monday so I’m trying to accommodate those with children and busy schedules. You can stay informed of new dates and the…

Saltimbocca

Treated myself and 2 guests to quick Italian treat for dinner!

ChrisTonite: Beef

For next time there is beef on the menu. One of my favorites and a very versatile dish. I want to make some great beef dishes from fresh bouillon to beef salad or a rump roast. Or perhaps the elusive Chateaubriand. Boeuf Bourguignon! Or what would you like me to make for you…? Make your…