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.

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,…

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…

ChrisTonite : Portugal

I have 2 reservations for the next ChrisTonite on Monday next week. So there is plenty of room if you’d like to join us. My first guest had the honor of choosing the theme for the dinner. He chose Portugal. So I am searching for good combinations of dishes to make a 4 course menu…

ChrisTonite: Thai menu

Although short notice, next week on Monday I will hold the first dinner in a long time. It will be a Thai themed menu again, as I’ve had before. It will be familiar and give me a chance to bring myself up to speed again. Please use my reservation page to reserve your space and…

ChrisTonite at redeenkaas.nl

This weekend, I will be at redeenkaas.nl event in Beesd where we’ll pick up our rescued Parmigiano cheese. After this year’s devastating earthquake, some people got the idea to sell the damaged cheese cheap and give the small farmers some money that can be used to rebuild, instead of wasting an entire harvest.

Research dinner

Last night, 7 old colleagues from KPN Research dropped by for a little reunion, catch-up and dining. I started them on a welcome drink: DeuS, a champagne beer. Beer that’s had a 2nd fermentation in the bottle just like champagne does. Starters was a fresh home-made chicken soup with a little curry and parsley, quickly…

KPN research visiting

Next week, 8 of my old colleagues are visiting me. It started with 4 reservations but quickly grew to 8. I had set a limit at 10 anyway because I don’t have more chairs. I already ordered a biological veal shank for next Saturday. I’ll slow cook it into luscious tenderness. And I’ll check local…