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,…

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 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.

Smoked eel experiment

I did a little experiment with smoked eel, an old traditional fish in the Netherlands and largely gone due to overfishing and environmental issues of smoking fish. Smoked eel on toast is a delicacy here and a treat to those of us old enough to remember it. I wanted a little variety so I decided…

Vegetarian?

Should I make a special theme with an all vegetarian menu?