Archives for “wine”

Respect, Ron. Great move! Ron Blaauw is one of the most prolific Dutch chefs and one of the few to be decorated with two Michelin stars ...


We have always missed a good tapas restaurant in Amsterdam. Until we heard of Restaurante Madrid in Amsterdam West. Located on the corner of Bellamystraat ...


Dutch-Belgian couple Madelief and Jean Michel, the owners, describe Madelief as the slowest restaurant in the Netherlands. They want you to take the time to ...


Right upon entering, bistrot neuf grabs you with a charming mix of buzz and bottles. There is a very present energy as you enter from ...


The red light district is certainly one of the main attractions of Amsterdam. It would appear just as certain that it's the neighborhood to avoid ...


Pizza di Pino Amsterdam

Pino's wine store near Hoofddorpplein is quickly turning into a complete source of Italian drink, food and lifestyle. Pino opened his store on Haarlemmermeerstraat about a ...


The Dutch Sake Samurai

I have written twice about sake in Amsterdam recently, reporting about some good bottles of sake I discovered first at Meidi Ya on Beethovenstraat and ...


Update: Vino di Pino had to close around mid July 2011. Apparently a disagreement with the landlord forced him to leave the location on Haarlemmermeerstraat. ...


About a year ago I stumbled upon La Oliva, a then brand new tapas and pintxos bar in the Jordaan. I tried it out and ...


More Sake in Amsterdam

Two weeks ago I wrote about two great sake resources I discovered in Amsterdam. Places with a selection of different quality sakes, where you can ...


Sake in Amsterdam

Even though there is a fairly large Japanese community in Amsterdam, it is hard to come by good sake. Sure, people know about sake and ...


TheAmsterdam Okura hotel, home of Michelin star restaurants Ciel Bleu and Yamazota is launching an exciting new concept for foodies. "Taste of Okura" is a ...


In early September I happily reported that restaurant Zus en Zus on Overtoom was about to re-open. Last week I finally had a chance to ...


Amsterdam came in at a quite affordable number 29 in the recent Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2009 – City ranking. The research investigates ...


vindict.nl Delivery

In January I attended a wine tasting of Dutch wine e-tailer vindict.com. The wine tasting was fun and I also liked the web site of ...


Best Amsterdam Terraces

Note: This is an old version of dutchgrub's best Amsterdam terraces. For the up to date version with a map, please see http://www.dutchgrub.com/best-amsterdam-terraces/ Amsterdam is a ...


June is food festival month in Amsterdam. So here are some impressions from the Rolling Kitchens Festival on 6 June at the Westergasfabriek. There was a ...


I admit that I was sceptical on my first trip to recently opened restaurant l'Ozio in de Pijp. Amsterdam is full of restaurants with stylish ...


I admit that I was sceptical on my first trip to recently opened restaurant l'Ozio in de Pijp. Amsterdam is full of restaurants with stylish ...


Dutch wine magazine WijnPers is currently having a competition where you can vote for your favorite wine shop. My favorite wine shop is Ton Overmars on ...


Knus is a combination of restaurant and lounge spread across three cozy floors of an old Dutch house in the Leidseplein area. The menu is ...


Italian wine merchant Vino di Pino opened its doors in late 2008. I stopped by a few times for the January February March special - ...


Just read an article in Het Parool in which wine expert Harold Hamersma recommends Tempus Two - one of my favorite white wines. The article is ...


Update: Kek closed doors in late July 2011. A sign on the window says that a new restaurant called "Doordagt" will open in late August. Hoofddorpplein ...


My overview of Ripasso wines in Amsterdam is missing an interesting lower price Ripasso. For only € 7,75 you can find a bottle of Cantina ...