Cannelés de bordeaux

I’ve been meaning to make my own “cannelés de bordeaux” for years now, ever since I made them once while on a culinary internship in France back in 2010. Yes, that long. So I decided it was time! The recipe is not that hard, but getting the dosage of rum down perfectly takes some practice…

Private Dinner For Friends

A friend of mine has a fabulous house in Guana Bay. His kitchen is fantastic and fully equipped around a central prep area. Really nice! So I offered to cook dinner for us and he could invite some friends over, we’d split the cost. And so it happened. I went shopping at 1PM, went over…

Gourmet Dinner For Two

Sometimes the Italian way of cooking, a few flavors matched perfectly, is still the best way to go when making a gourmet dinner for two. It means less prep time, less flavors to get right and less complicated to enjoy. I love getting a 2-4 pound roast in the oven, baking it slow for a…

Specialty Coffee

I became a barista in June 2017 and decided to create a list on amazon that collects some of the best gear you will also need (or want) if you decide to get serious with coffee yourself. An espresso is great, believe me, but real specialty coffee is made using a filter method and can…

Dinner Party After Hurricane Irma

hosting a private dinner party for 6 guests. Nothing special but it is the first dinner after hurricane Irma hit Sint Maarten on Sept 6th 2017. So somehow it feels like a big deal.

ChrisTonite on ShareDnD

There is a new platform for diningroom restaurants in the Netherlands: (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,…