Archives for 2008

The end of the year is list time! And in good style Amsterdam city magazine NL20 has published a list of newly opened restaurants that ...


Unusual Pasta at Puyck

Last weekend, I discovered an unusual type of pasta at Mediterranean restaurant cum deli Puyck on Ceintuurbaan in de Pijp. My regular source for ingredients for ...


A few weeks ago I posted about the Christmas menu at De Witte Uyl, one of my favorite restaurants in Amsterdam. They also have a Christmas ...


Cafe de Curtis is a small Italian restaurant in the Jordaan. It's simple but good. Some reviewers complain that the food is too simple and that ...


Momo Restaurant opened in Amsterdam in early October to much acclaim. I have been wanting to go for a while, but could not get a ...


wijninfo.nl Yea – wijnenwijn.nl Nay!

Over the last few weeks several wine-related posts on smaak.blogo.nl have mentioned and linked to wijnenwijn.nl, a recently launched portal for online wine shops. smaak.blogo.nl is ...


Foodloversguide NL Published

The Foodloversguide NL, a directory of the best food addresses in the Netherlands, was published a few weeks ago. The 320 page paperback contains lots ...


Bussia – New Italian Restaurant in Amsterdam

Mid October, Italian restaurant Bussia opened doors in de negen straatjes (or nine little streets) of Amsterdam. There aren't many good Italian restaurants in Amsterdam. ...


Truffle Week at te Pas Amsterdam

Restaurant te Pas is organizing a special truffle menu next week, December 8 - 14. I went to te Pas for Restaurantweek 2007. It's a small ...


Where to Find Emile Henry in Amsterdam

I love using Emile Henry dishes and have written about them before. They are great for cooking in the oven. They never stick, are easy ...


Thanksgiving – Best Turkey in Amsterdam

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Thanksgiving is not the most popular holiday in Amsterdam. Actually everybody is talking about Sinterklaas' arrival instead. Still you ...


Tempura – Best Bet for Sushi in Amsterdam

Tempura Restaurant is one of the better, maybe the best, sushi restaurants in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, good sushi places in Amsterdam are few and far between. ...


Christmas Menu at De Witte Uyl

Restaurant De Witte Uyl has just announced the menu of this year's Christmas dinner. Too bad I cannot make it. The 6 course menu ...


7 Course Chef’s Menu at Vak Zuid – What a Treat!

Note: Vak Zuid was taken over by new management in 2013, closed down, and re-opened as stylish restaurant and cocktail bar "The Oyster Club". Yesterday I ...


Yam Yam Amsterdam – Incredible Truffle Pizza

Every city needs its own fervent debate about who serves the best pizza. Amsterdam is no exception with Renato's on Karel du Jardinstraat and ...


Burgermeester – Best Burgers in Amsterdam

Burgermeester - the master of burgers or the mayor, depending on how you read it in Dutch - is a great place for satisfying that ...


Weihenstephan and Marathon

On 12 October 2008 the Weihenstephan brewery was proud sponsor of the Munich marathon. The Amsterdam marathon, taking place one week later on 19 October, was ...


Free Wireless in Amsterdam

Access to a wireless network has become essential, but still is much harder to find than it should. Especially when traveling, considering how spotty wireless ...


Delicious Autumn at De Witte Uyl

Two weeks ago I wrote about some wild (their words...) additions to the menu at De Witte Uyl. Unfortunately I still have not had a ...


Unbelievably Expensive Chicken at Marqt

As a foodie I love the concept of Marqt - selling food directly from the producer with a focus on superior quality, local produce and ...


Lulu Restaurant St. Julian’s – Best Restaurant on Malta

This post may sound slightly off topic. What does the best restaurant on Malta have to do with dutchgrub - restaurants, food and drinks in ...


Wild Menu at De Witte Uyl: Wild Red Bass, Wild Duck and Tofu

Haven't been to De Witte Uyl to taste their most recent menu additions, but they sure sound good! As always. As hostess Annemieke reports, this ...


Tartiflette Recipe

Tartiflette is a great potato and melted cheese dish. It's one of those you love to eat when out skiing or hiking in the mountains, ...


Risotto is great – it’s not an easy dish but after having tried for a few times you will get the hang of it. It's ...


Tuna Melt Recipe – Quick and Yummy

Tuna melt has always been something that I liked to order in a restaurant or sandwich place but never made at home. I guess the ...