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…

Private dinner

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…

First 5 course dinner

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…