Dining in Amsterdam: Spectrum** (2024)
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by StefanGourmet
2d ago
Spectrum is the restaurant of chef Sidney Schutte and maître-sommelier Cas Kratz, located inside the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the historic center of Amsterdam. The restaurant, formerly known as Librije’s Zusje, has held two Michelin stars since 2015. Since it ..read more
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Venison Rolls Stuffed With Porcini Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce
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by StefanGourmet
2M ago
This is what we had as secondo piatto for our Christmas dinner this year. This dish is very suitable for a special occasion, as you can prepare almost everything beforehand and to serve you only need to quickly brown the ..read more
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Shrimp and Celery with XO Shiitake Mushrooms
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by StefanGourmet
2M ago
This is the appetizer I prepared for Christmas dinner this year. It was very loosely inspired by a dish I enjoyed at Michelin-starred Bistro de la Mer in Amsterdam. The flavor combination is quite unique but works very well. The ..read more
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Dining in the Netherlands: Librije*** (2023)
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by StefanGourmet
2M ago
The Librije by Jonnie & Thérèse Boer has been around since 1993 and received its first Michelin star right after it started. The third star was awarded in 2004 and they have kept the three stars since. Now that maître ..read more
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Cod with Macadamia, Lemon, and Broccolini
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by StefanGourmet
2M ago
Did you know macadamia nuts are produced in Tasmania? I didn’t, but I found out when I visted Tasmania and had blue eye trevalla (a local fish) with macadamia butter and broccolini at restaurant Aløft. I really liked the combination ..read more
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Casoncelli della Bergamasca (typical ravioli from Bergamo)
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by StefanGourmet
2M ago
Italy has an almost endless supply of authentic regional recipes. I love making ravioli and there are already many recipes on this blog, both traditional and of my own invention. After the recent joy of making Tordelli alla Lucchese (from ..read more
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Chicken Skewers with Shiso and Umeboshi
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by StefanGourmet
3M ago
My friend Mark made some very nice chicken with shiso and umeboshi skewers for lunch when I visited him in Adelaide recently. He did this poolside, over charcoal on an authentic looking Japanese grill. I really liked this and decided ..read more
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Dining in Denmark: Noma***
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by StefanGourmet
3M ago
Noma has the reputation to be one of the best restaurants in the world. Chef René Redzepi has developed the concept of nordic cuisine, which focuses on local Nordic ingredients, some of which are gathered by foraging. After it had ..read more
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Australian Wine Tour Day 13: Southern Tasmania
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by StefanGourmet
3M ago
On the final day of the wine tour, we visited two wineries in Southern Tassie. The first one was Pooley Wines. This family business was started in 1985. They have their own winery and two vineyards, apart from producing wine ..read more
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Australian Wine Tour Day 12: Eastern Tasmania
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by StefanGourmet
3M ago
We got up early today to do hike at Cataract Gorge before wine tasting.  Today we visited three wineries at the east coast of Tasmania. The first one was Milton Vineyard, which originally was a farm with sheep and crops ..read more
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