By Mara Grimm
The most delicious way to kick off the summer is by attending Taste of Amsterdam this weekend. After the success of Taste of London, Taste of Sydney and Taste of Capetown, now Amsterdam’s top chefs will get a chance to show off their best tricks at the food fair in the city’s Amstelpark.
Expect lots of stands where you can sample signature dishes, participate in wine tastings and cooking demonstrations, and stroll through a fine food market. Last night's opening was extremely promising: tons of chefs, producers and even more food lovers enjoying sun, wines and sophisticated dishes.
The highlights? Toscanini’s chef Leonardo Pacenti’s razor clams with potatoes, chef Ron Blaauw's ** soft shell crab tempura with sweet & sour vegetables and of course the vertical (!) Petrus wine tasting on Sunday where five years of Petrus will be compared, attended by winemaker Olivier Berrouet. Who said festivals are only fun for teenagers?
Mara Grimm is the editor of Holland's biggest restaurant guide: Lekker. She also writes about new restaurants, shops and culinary trends in Delicious Magazine and has a monthly column on kids and food.