Dinner

Not Quite Dutch

Rijswijk, Netherlands

Description

After ten years in a very basic kitchen, we finally upgraded. To celebrate, we invited a number of people around for a series of dinners (I can only seat six). The menu was deliberately misleading: I gave the dishes names of traditional foods that the Dutch know and loathe... I mean love. They approached the table with some apprehension, but after a while were trying to figure out how else I could surprise them. The names were accurate and descriptive: just not quite what they were expecting!
I use organic ingredients where possible. the meal is served with white and red wines.
This particular meal must be booked well in advanced, as I need at least three days to prepare the meat course.

Menu composition:

  • Appetizer
  • Starter
  • Main course
  • Cheese plate
  • Dessert
  • Alcoholic beverage

Cuisine

  • Format: Dinner
  • Characteristics: Organic

Guest preferences

  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Maximum: 4 people
  • Table suited to: Locals, Tourists, Foreigners

Previously at Janet's table

Discover some dishes out of Janet's kitchen in order to whet your appetite!

  • Kaasplankje: Blue cheese ice cream

    Kaasplankje: Blue cheese ice cream

    Cheese

    The cheese platter is not the expected selection of cheese and biscuits: it's a blue cheese ice cream, and a slice of mature gouda cheesecake.

  • Groenteschotel: Mixed vegetables

    Groenteschotel: Mixed vegetables

    Starter

    A selection of colourful season vegetables, each cooked to its own level of doneness, with truffle salt, truffle butter and basil oil.

  • Ertwensoep:

    Ertwensoep:

    Starter

    The Dutch expect pea soup to be meaty and so thick you can stand a spoon in it. This is much lighter: a veloute of pea and coconut milk with a coconut milk froth.

  • Speklappen: Sliced belly pork

    Speklappen: Sliced belly pork

    Main course

    Succulent, slow-cooked belly-pork, crisped slightly just before serving. Served with soft, floury potato and cabbage simmered in the pork juices.

  • Chocolate banoffee whoopee pie

    Chocolate banoffee whoopee pie

    Dessert

    Soft chocolate cookies made with coconut flour, filled with caramel, banana and whipped cream. Served with a vodka-based sweet milk shooter.