A weekend in Groningen: a bit of shopping, food/drinks and art; always fun to be in Groningen.
Zwanestraat: arghhh hit me like a ton of bricks ... : my all time fav shop in Groningen is closing, damn.
After shopping: relaxing with a glasss of nice wine at Schimmelpenninckhuys with a view of their terrace.
Dinner @ Eetcafe Schuitendiep, which we visited about a year ago, the quality level is still high and the price relatively low. We had their six courses menu with pairing wines. Very kind and friendly waitress. We loved it.. and hey hey we were sitting near the '(artificial) open fire place :-)'
Description of the menu:
we started with a potatoe/salmon salad with a yolk which was cooked at 65 degrees, surrounded by various vegetables
2nd course was smoked eel moussse on a bed of fresh tuna with a crispy biscuit of roasted peppers
3rd course was pork belly with hoisin sauce and a lovely bonbon of cauliflower, sooo yummie
4th course was veal cheek (sort of pulled meat) with pumpkin and red onion
5th course was a mousse of beetroot, a cake with fennel and anise, licorice jelly and ice cream made of buttermilk and beetroot
Oh well the last course (6) was complicated and the waitress was so kind to hand us a note with the ingredients, so read when you can :-)
Walking home and crossing the city we ended up at Cafe de Keyzer, which is near our hotel (the University hotel: very very basic and noisy, we won't return there) where P. had a cognac and I had a Drambui; one for the road
Sunday, 23 October 2016
A visit to the Groninger Museum, the 'Nieuwe Wilden' exhibition
Some snapshots of the art that impressed me in a way
couture by Victor & Rolf
***Also on display at another floor was: Joost van den Toorn - Something to believe in:
Home: we bought this cool arty see through side table at the Groninger museum shop. It fits P.'s beer just fine :-)