Spotlight On Dmitri’s Boterhammen

Dmitri's Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

Dmitri’s Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

On walking through Amsterdam’s various canal neighborhoods, we came across Dmitri’s Boterhammen (translation: sandwiches). We were drawn by the sight of artisanal fare from the window and the inviting look of the shop.  Seating was at the back. We sat on a long table shared by other diners. Everyone it seemed had a cold glass of white and some fresh mint tea. We followed suit.  Then we perused the menu. After walking around for a little over two hours, we were ready for lunch.

Artisanal Bread Spread at Dmitri's Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

Artisanal Bread Spread at Dmitri’s Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

We decided to try out the “hearty sampler.” Why not, we thought. The three of us could tackle the spread. When it came, it was surely a sight for sore eyes!

The Hearty Sampler at Dmitri's Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

The Hearty Sampler at Dmitri’s Boterhammen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (c) Likeitiz

On the spread was farmers’ raw milk Gouda cheese streaked with grainy mustard and mini dill pickles, humus blended with bulgur (makes for great texture!) and fresh greens, bonito tuna salad, some fresh goat cheese sitting on arugula topped with honey and spiced nuts, some assorted meats such as sliced veal and steak tartare dressed with some sauce and capers, a bowl of fresh greens, and accompanied by a basket of assorted artisanal breads. This was a dream meal come true!

Before and After Demolishing Our Hearty Sampler, (c) Likeitiz

Before and After Demolishing Our Hearty Sampler, (c) Likeitiz

As you can see with my before and after shot, we did a rather nice job! Needless to say, I could not bring myself to eat dinner except for a handful of blueberries.

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7 Responses to Spotlight On Dmitri’s Boterhammen

  1. munchow says:

    Dmitri’s Boterhammen looks like a great place lunch. I get hungry when I look at that hearty sampler. Very nice photos.

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  2. The Hearty Sampler that truly excites the heart and the belly. That is an awesome find.

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  3. beautiful photos. all of sudden my sunflower butter & blackberry jam sandwich is looking pretty sad…

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  4. The cheese platter looks fabulous!

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  5. seeker says:

    this post just made me feel hungry.

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  6. What a cool place! The food looks wonderful, I think my cities nicest restaurant is Applebee’s.

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  7. moi says:

    that place looks great as does the food.

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