You may remember the posts I did about another part of Holland, the Caribbean islands which are part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. (Yes, I know Holland is actually a region not the country.) My poor husband had to visit the Dutch Antilles for work, and special menu was planned one night of the visit. Was it full of coconuts and exotic islander fare?
Not exactly. Regardless, I thought I’d share the courses and parings for all you foodies out there.
Appetizer – Shrimp Salad paired with “Solo Quinta” 2013 (Rare White Blend)/Recas
Soup – Ciorba de Perisoare (Romanian sour soup with vegetables and meatball – photo)
Main Course – Romanian Sarmale (Cabbage Rolls made with sour cabbage stuffed with pork, beef, and rice) AND Traditional “Cordon Bleu” (Rose veal meat wrapped around Schweitzer cheese and mushrooms) with spinach and potatoes. Paired with “La Putere”/Feteasca neagra 2013/Recas
Dessert – Cake with vanilla cream, caramel and nuts or fruit salad – Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon 1998/Odobesti
Not what you expected?
Me either. You know how it is when you travel though, it’s hard to say what you might be eating. It’s all part of the adventure.
This Is The Netherlands?!? (Guest Post and Images by Ryan King)
The Netherlands an Island? (Images of Curacao)
Summer Longing for the Sea (Curacao)
Kristin King is an author and American expat living in The Netherlands. Currently her dog sits to her left and the bedroom balcony door is open on a cool, sunny Dutch day.