A few weeks ago 5&33 invited me over to do a film-food workshop at the lovely Art'Otel in Amsterdam! As I was caught up by the flu the weekend of the food-film festival I was so happy this event was organized a few days later when I was again fresh & back on track yeah! :D
I come here every once in a while to catch up with a friend after work while enjoying their lovely tea, I highly recommend the fresh verveinne-lavender tea..MMmmm!
The workshop was so super cool, I got to cook together with Mattia, the head chef from 5&33. We had so much fun in the kitchen, I mean.. imagine.. put together a passionate Italian chef next to an Asian kitchen-goddess lmao..just had to say that haha.. 2 different backgrounds but sharing the same passion.. GOOD FOOD!
I absolutely loved it just to look at him rolling his kitchen.. a bit of this and a bit of that... et voila! Also we discussed our different visions on oils..(with respect tho) I'm a true coconut and rice oil fan..and he swears on olive oil... I admit.. of course olive oil is good and tasty.. but I only use olive only for cold dressings..
Oke here comes a true shocker... I haven't been eating pasta for quite a while because I've just never been a big pasta lover, BUT.. yes there is a but.. After the third course they served me and my lovely cousin H. (who I could bring along..thank you for that!) a plate of Spaghetti. At first I said.. oh... I think I'm gonna skip this round..but when I saw my cousins eye grew bigger after she took her first bite and pointing to my plate while nodding her head up and down.. I thought... Who the F#ck am I kidding.. YES.. (don't give me that look).. I ATE it.. uhuh.. THE WHOLE DAMN PLATE..and I loved every bit of it lol :D Seriously.. it was so beautifully prepped.. It wasn't just because I haven't eaten pasta for such a long time, but seriously..Mattia sure knows how to work a plate of spaghetti :| this dish really blew me away, it was So SO tasty! This dish just took me by surprise.. and I loved every bite of it!
I loved the fact that the whole menu was Film inspired and that they really sticked to the Traditional way of Italian cooking. Almost all the kitchen staff from 5&33 is Italian, so for REAL Italian food I would highly recommend you to come and eat here!
Mattia and the crew.. thank you for the peek in your kitchen and the amazing delicous lunch (it felt like a neverending freakin Italian buffet.. lol.. I ate so much urgh)
I absolutely LOVE this shop! This is an absolute hidden gem in the 'Oud West' area of Amsterdam! A super small shop but seriously STACKED with the most beautiful gorgeous kitchen aplliances! From simple measuring cups to the most exclusive kitchen gear, you name it, they have it! This shop wouldn't be complete if they haven't had an Spiral Slicer, in other words.. that thing which turns raw zucchini into super thin spaghetti strings in no time :D
As I LOVE bargains, 'Meesterslijpers' and I came up with this great idea to offer you guys something RAD..!!
'The Cookteaser Discount code'!
Scroll down for all details..
How to order the Spiral Slicer with The Cookteaser DISCOUNT:
Step 1: Go to www.meesterslijpers.nl
Step 2: Add it to your 'basket'
Step 3: Click on 'kortingscode' and type in: thecookteaser
Step 4: Enjoy your discount gorgeous!
* If you live in Amsterdam I would recommand you to just hop on by in the shop and tell the guys behind the counter you're one of my followers, this way you'll get the discount too for the Spiral Slicer! This will save you some extra bucks for delivery costs ;D
Some girls like to save money to buy themselves a Chanel bag... I on the otherhand LOVE to spoil myself with gorgeous kitchen gear! Seriously.. the knives collection at Meesterslijpers is SICK! I'm saving money so that I eventually have this whole set (picture below). Also, at Meesterslijpers they sharpen your knives professionally. Way back they started out as a professional barber-gear shop, so all barbers went here to sharpen their blades and sciccors.. One thing led to another and with a nice female touch this shop is now Cook Lover Heaven! :D
Drumroll please Claudia Kasteel & Julia Gunther have won the mega - super - fantastic SPIRAL SLICER... Congratulations girls!!
Would you be so kind to contact me with you address details HERE so I can send it to you?
Buy the Spiral Slicer at 'Meesterslijpers' and get a special discount!
No need to cry your eyeballs out ;D cause I got a special something for those who were less lucky! Thanks to one of my favorite shops in town 'Meesterslijpers' you can buy this absolute 'Kitchen-Must-Have' with a big big discount if you use our special promocode. What are you waiting for.. go to their Webshop and order your own spirooli now! I know I know... just thank me later ;D
promocode : thecookteaser
More about Meesterslijpers tomorrow! I need to sleep now.. You also have a good night rest!
Most amazing Sunny ROOFTOP TERRACE at 'Six and Sons'!!! Come and enjoy my crazy delish food as it is my last day POP-UP at amazing concept store & coffee bar 'Six and Sons'.
Do you want to go to the beach or park ..? Well lucky you.. as I arranged cute take-away boxes so you can go wherever you want to with my food :D ! Give us a call upfront so you can easily walk in and out with my freshly made food boxes. For take away CALL: 0202330092
Of course.. hanging with us is much more fun.. lol ;D
Come and say hi cause Mr Six and I are looking forward to welcoming you !
MMMMMMMmmmmm... Gorgeous people enjoying my Good and Tasty food.... makes me so so happy !!
The Cookteaser - TAKE AWAYYYYY ....quite the clever thinking if I may say so myself ;D
YUP... this ain't no photoshopped photo guys... this is a '#TRUESTORY'. Kids always go crazy on my food.. they love my freshly made seasoning on those organic healthy veggies! I dare you.. your little 'mini-me' shall eat... I repeat.. your mini-me shall eat my food HAHA ;D LMAO
Hope to see you in a bit!
As you guys know I love to use the Spirooli / Spiral Slicer to make many of my delicious and healthy dishes! I mean.. seriously.. nothing can beat this little fella who turns raw zucchini into gorgeous 'spaghetti strings' in no time!!
Do you feel like your life just ain't complete without this little kitchen machinery?! Well...lucky you.. cause all you need to do is just.. 'LIKE' my facebookpage by clicking HERE and share this post, or 'FOLLOW' me on Instagram and 'LIKE' my spiral slicer tutorial (yup.. this just ain't no rocket science) and YOU might be the LUCKY ONE!
Smart bitches be like... "so if I follow The Cookteaser on Facebook and Instagram I have more chance to win?!"... Well YES! so.. click ..click.. double tab ... the hack out of your life and I will announce the lucky bastards (1 follower from facebook and 1 follower from Instagram) by the end of this weekend!!! WOOHOOOO..!!!
Don't think you're a loser if you don't win... cause I got your back honey!! I got a special something going on for all you supportive followers..so I will announce the 'loser price' lol also by the end of this weekend !!
What do you think about my tutorial... :| there's got to be a first time for everything right?! So thumbs up for some support ;D
No more drooling behind your laptops nor wondering over and over what my food really taste like..Cause I'm BACK!!....WOOHOO!!..Save the freakin date all you gorgeous foodies out there..Cause the weekend of the 17th & 18th of May I will be rockin' the kitchen at this super gorgeous spot in Amsterdam at 'Six and Sons'.
Scroll down for the Crazy Delicious Sexy Healthy brunch/lunch that I'll be serving at this stunning lifestyle shop/coffee house 'Six and Sons'! I fell in love with this spot because of the open kitchen which is so damn unique and cute I just had to cook there at least once in my life right?! So lucky me that Mr. Six agreed with me for this cool Collab!
TADAAAA...See here the menu of all the deliciousness that I'll be serving you guys this upcoming weekend at 'Six & Sons'. Minor detail, we also have a super lovely rooftof terrace at 'Six and Sons' where you can enjoy my food and delicious coffee even better when the sun is out!
Don't you just hate it when you're in a restaurant and you actually want to order the whole menu cause everything looks so damn tasty?! They put you in this f#cked up position you have to pick just 1 dish..!! Well screw that..!! I've made it very simple for you, there's a fixed price for my menu (12,50) and you'll get a bit of everything.. Sharing is Caring and above all.. it's so much more fun to eat this way especially when you're with a group of friends! This is how I rolllll...or in other words.. GEZELLIG!
I highly recommend you to book your table upfront. Real bitches don't stand in line ;D So be smart..book your table by clicking HERE and let me know what time and with how many you want to come enjoy my food.
You can also make your reservation by giving them a ring (see the number down below)
Well I'm really looking forward to meet all of you (again)...
WHEN: The 17th and 18th of May (Saturday & Sunday)
WHAT TIME: 10:00-17:00 - 12:00-17:00
WHERE: Six and Sons
ADDRESS: Haarlemmerdijk 31 - Amsterdam
BOOK YOUR TABLE: 020 2330092
As the name already gives it away..This restaurant is in what it used to be an Old School building..! My lovely foody in crime Y. and I were having a girls night out a few weeks ago starting at 'Oldschool Restaurant'. Lately I've been going out a lot for good food just outside of the centre of Amsterdam. I'm not sure what it is..but I really have the feeling that most restaurants located outside the canals are just way better in serving really good & tasty food with GREAT service! (yes.. true story.. I repeat GREAT SERVICE.. it really exists in Amsterdam lol)
When we entered the building we both didn't know what to think.. for a second I thought.. let's just turn around. cause to be honest.. it doesn't look very appealing going back to school you know ;) ... but hold on..hold on..Lesson no 1. don't judge a book by its cover right?!?! So...we walked up the stairs.. and we got spanked by a teacher.. LMAO nah kidding ;D but we walked up the stairs and TADAAAA we entered this major open space with lot's of sunlight falling in.. people were already sitting at tables.. and then this guy walked towards us with a huge smile on his face welcoming us and asking if we'd booked a table and I was happy to say we did!!
I love the fact they used a lot of the old school furniture, it gives you that '#TBT' feeling ;D. But now the most important.. what did I think of the food?! Well.. I was pleasantly surprised by all the fresh and mostly organic products they use.
Another thing I loved is their Sharing diner concept, as you guys know.. I love to serve my food the same way.. I mean.. what not better then order dishes together with your partner so you can taste more of what they have to offer.. so this way you never have to miss out on anything and stare at your friends plate thinking 'shit I wish I ordered that too'. ;D
I have to say.. the spinach with the poached egg was such a winner! That sauce.. Mmmmm... so f#cking tasty! :| I wanted to lick that whole plate.. but I forced myself not to.. I mean.. that would be weird right? But saying that is to give you an impression on how tasty I think that spinach dish was!!
I had a peek in their kitchen and started a small chat with the spontaneous head chef named 'Jerrey Gontscharoff', a chef full with positive energy and is super psyched himself to work in this new hidden gem of Amsterdam!
Oldschool restaurant is the first restaurant in Amsterdam with their own 'chickenfarm' (so fresh delicious eggs every day..!!) and 'rooftof-fresh-herb terrace'! Like seriously..what's not to like about this place.. ?!
The highlight of this wonderful evening was most definitely the main course... The Fish we had was SOOOOOO GOOODDD!! Everything was just perfect on this plate. Y. and I shared this plate together and it was a lot.. and with that, I mean.. A LOT! Holy crap!! Even though this dish could easily pass for 3 people we finished it all cause it was SO DAMN TASTY! The fish was super fresh and tender.. and the grilled potato and veggies on the side... MMMMmmm.. just perfect.
I could go on and on about how much I love this new place, but really, check their website HERE yourself and book a table for lunch or diner! I highly recommend this place.. at least I know I'm coming back here for sure, so maybe we'll cross each others paths there!
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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