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.
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!
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!
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.