Drinks after an afternoon of shopping
Saturday, 18 July:
A weekend trip to Grunn with our friends Femke and Gerard.
After an afternoon of intense shopping and a few relaxing drinks at one of our favorite places in Groningen, the garden of Het Schimmelpenninck Huys, we headed for our main goal; restaurant In de Molen in Onderdendam.
I had booked us dinner as well as the 2 apartments in the mill. The apartments are on the 1st and 2nd floor of the mill: so we only had to climb the stairs after dinner.
It was a super dinner, great food, atmopshere, service. We enjoyed muchly and we will come back for sure.
In the restaurant:
4 amuses (appetizers); a promising start of our dinner
some of the lovely dishes of our 5 course dinner
(also the friandises bottom right)
the awesome delicious dessert including basil ice cream and tomato coulis.
Sunday, 19 July
It rained cats and dogs. So after breakfast we decided to visit the Groninger Museum. This was a change of plan, coz initially the plan was to take a (hired) boat trip and lunch en route from the picnic basket Femke ordered from the restaurant. Shame the weather didn't cooperate.
breakfast in the morning in the restaurant
the attic of the mill (photo made by Gerard)
In the Groninger Museum:
Chinese artist Song Dong's exhibition 'Life is Art, Art is Life' '- Waste Not
A very interesting exhibition of this Chinese artist Song Dong. Especially the 'Waste Not' part on the attic of the museum was impressive. These items all came from the home of the artist's mother. Amazing what junk she collected: empty bottles, cans, shoes, clothes, you name it and it's there somewhere between the piles.
some of my favorite paintings from the permanent collection of the museum
When we left the museum it had stopped raining and we visited the super cheese shop De Kaaskop in the Zwanestraat, which we had spotted the day before. We stayed there for almost an hour shopping and tasting cheese. Great shop, I recommend.
photo from website Kaaskop
Our last stop in Groningen was restaurant 't Feithhuis, a historical building where we had drinks and something to eat.
It was a lovely weekend.