MUSINGS FROM AMSTERDAM FALL 2018 UPDATED VERSION WITH A SPRING 2019 UPDATE

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#51 Post by Henry Kiichli » April 28th, 2019, 4:34 am

Right now CNN is showing Quest's Amsterdam show. Love him or not, his travel shows have a lot of good stuff.
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#52 Post by dave holman » May 8th, 2019, 2:15 pm

Blake, thanks for a great read...just got bac from 3 days Amsterdam, post cruise, amazing city. do wish I had seen this earlier, still, didn't do too badly badly for a couple of "old rookies" Dave

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#53 Post by Magno González » September 3rd, 2019, 11:40 pm

Went to Cafe de Klepel yesterday.
Had a wonderful time there.
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They have some hidden gems on the cellar. Like a 79 meursault by Ramonet

Job not there anymore. He openes his own place now. Nick gave me his new place address and highly recommended it so ill try to go there if possible.

The new place is called Zoldering at utrechtse straat.

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#54 Post by Blake Brown » September 4th, 2019, 5:10 am

Magno González wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 11:40 pm
Went to Cafe de Klepel yesterday.
Had a wonderful time there.

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They have some hidden gems on the cellar. Like a 79 meursault by Ramonet

Job not there anymore. He openes his own place now. Nick gave me his new place address and highly recommended it so ill try to go there if possible.

The new place is called Zoldering at utrechtse straat.
I appreciate the notice re Job`s new venture, looked it up and see he is partnering with 3 others and have their own website up {in Dutch}. Here is the link which includes some details and address on 141 Utrecthestraat:
https://www.zoldering.nl/debuurt
I`m emailing him now and will check it out when I return in October.
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#55 Post by Magno González » September 4th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Today i tried a very nice bar a vin, mostly natural wine named GlouGlou. Amazing wine list and prices. Not a place to eat, they have charcuterie, cheeses etc, but not much from the kitchen.

The owner is named Tom and he told me they have another place in the lines of Bar Brutal from Barcelona with some more food. Named Centraal.

I really recommend GlouGlou
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#56 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 4th, 2019, 12:40 pm

You do realize you're sending Blake into total meltdown mode; he's likely checking his calendar on the hour to see if it's October yet.
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#57 Post by Magno González » September 4th, 2019, 6:02 pm

[rofl.gif] i’m sorry Blake
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You do realize you're sending Blake into total meltdown mode; he's likely checking his calendar on the hour to see if it's October yet.

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#58 Post by Blake Brown » September 4th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 12:40 pm
You do realize you're sending Blake into total meltdown mode; he's likely checking his calendar on the hour to see if it's October yet.
Hi Andrew, As the ole adage says, "You got that right".
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#59 Post by Marcus Montanile » September 4th, 2019, 10:56 pm

I spent some time in Amsterdam for work and I really enjoyed Restaurant Marius http://restaurantmarius.nl/ and the adjoining Worst Wijncafe http://deworst.nl/.

Marius's food is a "Every day a changing 4-course market menu is cooked in the style of a refined French country kitchen. That also means that we work with fresh seasonal vegetables every day and that the fish and meat are all of 'good' origin." Hand written menu, old world wine list, and some really pleasant people. Maybe 10 tables so call ahead. It's quickish by cab but maybe a 20-30 min walk from Centraal.

Worst Wijncafe is smaller and also intimate. Spent time at the bar which is also right where the chef and one waitstaff hang out. Definitely a smaller plate place where you can chat with the cook or a small group. They only allow half the tables to book up with reservations so it was nice to be able to walk in and eat.

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