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)
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