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Recapturing Old Food Tour Golden Age Dinner

The Old Amsterdam Food Tour and restaurant MOES together organized a special Golden Age Dinner November 23rd. Read of the delights and see photos to recapture the experience here.

According to historical custom, cialis the Old Food Tour Golden Age Dinner was served in the afternoon. At 2:00 PM, no rx guests were welcomed at MOES with oysters and 17th century music played by students from the Amsterdam Conservatory. The evening was graced with culinary historian Marleen Willebrands, patient who provided recipes and enlightened all with stories about the dishes served and historical eating habits. (Photos from the evening follow text.)

THE DINNER DETAILS

We started with oysters, well known for their aphrodisiac qualities, continuing with a rillette made from North Sea crab (also known for its aphrodisiac qualities…) that was followed by a tersey (an omelette like dish) with smelt. After, an amazing sweet chicken pie arrived, flavoured with pine nuts, prunes, cinnamon and cloves – a very common combination in the Golden Age. So, despite the modern tendency to think Dutch cuisine can be a touch bland, this was happily not the case.

Everything was eaten with spoon and knife only, as the fork was still regarded as a devilish instrument in those days! With only a little bit of space left in our stomachs, it was time for dessert: blancmange with an ice cream made from rye bread. Not a 17th century recipe, actually, as ice cream wasn’t made until the early 18th century, but we found this recipe so exciting we decided to allow ourselves the historical flaw! Rye bread and ice cream may sound like an odd combination, but the taste was surprisingly nice! To round it all off, we served a glass of hippocras (spiced wine) with sugared almonds and candies made from quince jelly. Altogether, a great, well enjoyed experience!

FINAL OLD FOOD TOUR 2014

Coming up Sunday November 30th, you can join the last Food Tour of 2014. We start at 2:00 PM at Nieuwmarkt, costing €25 p.p. Don’t forget to book at foodtour@farmingthecity.net

PHOTOS FROM OLD FOOD TOUR GOLDEN AGE DINNER

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Posted on 25 November 2014 and filed under News

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