to eat

Eating together smooths friendships.
Felix Timmermans

The following pages are related to 'enjoying food'. Mostly, we show some of our favourite restaurants. In one way or another, all the restaurants are special to us: the location, the people we had dinner with or whom we met there, the owners. Each restaurant provides a pleasant atmosphere whenever you go there!

In addition, we include 'Poldervlees', a producer of high quality beef, produced without having to resort to antibiotics or similar industrial methods. Shouldn't we call this Slow Meat? In future, we may include more specialty food producers.

Site_Bouche-a-Oreilles Le Bouche à Oreilles
Amélie & Eric
10, place Paul Verlaine
75013  Paris
France
+ 33 1 4589 7442

 

In November 2009, we went to Paris – again for the Salon des vins. This time, we stayed in another hotel, on the so-called Butte-aux-Cailles in the XIIIth. Le Bouche à...  

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Le Doci

Restaurant Le Doci
16120 Touzac
France
+33 5 4597 5982

In October 2010, we are in ‘our’ Bed & Breakfast Les Collinauds for the second time this year. Geneviève’s favourite restaurant – very close by – is open (last time they were on holiday). It is called Le Doci...

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ecole_buissonniere Auberge L'École Buissonnière
Place de l'Eglise
14130 Quetteville
France
+33 2 3164 3020

http://auberge-lecolebuissonniere.com/

A wonderful pittoresque 'auberge' near Honfleur in Normandy run by a relatively young couple – he in the kitchen, she in the restaurant. Luckily, they never play truant...  

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esperance Restaurant L'Espérance
9, rue de l'Espérance
75013 Paris
France
+33 1 4580 2255

In November 2008, we visited the 'Salon des vins' in Paris; Bernard Boutinet (see Bernard Boutinet) had invited us to come there many times before. Thanks to a gift...  

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la_perla_paris La Perla Paris
26, rue François Miron
75004 Paris
France
+33 1 4277 5940

http://www.cafepacifico-laperla.com/lppf.html

John was a regular at the Mexican restaurant Café Pacifico in Amsterdam. He also visited the London and Paris branches of Pacifico. In 1988 the owners decided to open a cocktail bar in Paris, La Perla de Pacifico! Of course...  

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Poldervlees

Poldervlees - Roelofsen Vleesvee
Kopdammerdijk 20
1843 KA Grootschermer
Netherlands
+31 6 1031 4790 [mobile]

http://www.poldervlees.nl

For quite a few years now, Arjanne has allergic reactions to some foodstuffs. Initially, it appeared to be anything related to beef...

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Trattoria_Salento_Berlin Ristorante Pizzeria Trattoria Salento
Eisenzahnstrasse 16
10709 Berlin
Germany
+49 (30) 8900 5600

http://www.salento-berlin.de

In August 2010, we had a couple of business meetings in Berlin. So we were there to work, but also to be in Berlin (again): we turned our stay into a working holiday. Arjanne selected what appeared to be a newly renovated two-room appartment...

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la_storia_della_vita La Storia della Vita
Weteringschans 171
1017 XD Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 623 4251

http://www.lastoriadellavita.nl

IItaly at its best! This restaurant offers a wonderful setting, lovely food and good service. Typically Italian, a real treat. Do try the surprise menu! The friends who invited us...  

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la_storia_della_vita Restaurant Subliem
Kleine Houtstraat 44
2011 DN Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31 23 551 0590

http://www.restaurantsubliem.nl/

In 2011, it was not possible to go to one of our favourite restaurants for one of our birthdays. So we more or less ‘had to’ find another restaurant. Restaurant Subliem ('Sublime') is located in the centre...

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zeezicht Strandpaviljoen Zeezicht
Zeeweg
1901 NZ Castricum
Netherlands
+31 251 652 855

http://www.strandpaviljoenzeezicht.nl/

We know this restaurant through Marije. She works there since 2004: in her first year, she started by washing the dishes, but since her second year she was promoted to the kitchen...  

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