Home made vermouth by De Lijsterbes

De Lijsterbes is a famous star restaurant in the little Belgian village of Berlare where master chef Geert Van Der Brugge composes culinary masterpieces in a cosy, laid-back atmosphere. Natural, healthy and approachable are the keywords of his concept. Fine dining is for everybody and so De Lijsterbes becomes an openminded food sharing community. Now,…

How do you like your vermouth?

If somebody offered us a vermouth and asked: “Italian or French?” We would probably answer: “A Savoyan”. Because that’s where they come from, the former Duchy of Savoy. Or was it Germany? And more importantly where are they now? Italy, France? Yes and Spain and a little bit everywhere actually, even Belgium has one. Vermouth…

First Belgian Bitter launched by Biercée Distillery

Belgians like their bitter they say, I say Belgians like everything. True, we love cacao, coffee, endives, sprouts, hops and others but we’re also quite fond of our stew and fries, our waffles, genever, anything really. But what if some crazy Belgians said to each other: “what would happen if we put all the bitter…

What really makes a Negroni, a Negroni?

Sometimes you really start wondering, seeing these countless and delicious variations and dedications. Quite a few people go very extreme in this, resulting in the unavoidable remark by someone: “is this still a Negroni?”. The question is, if not, what is then? The answer must be sought in its clouded and disputed origin… photographs by…

Martini Terrazza Party shows us new and improved vermouth

The famous Williams Martini Racing Team held a Terrazza Party at Liege Belgium and took the opportunity to launch their brand new vermouth. Daniele Dalla Pola had some fun making cocktails with it. Fast cars, fabulous women and fresh drinks, what more can you desire? Well it was all there in Liege, Belgium. The sun…

Binnenkort nieuwe rubriek: “Ask the Nation”

Vanaf nu openen we een nieuwe rubriek: “Ask the Nation”, waarbij U ons allerhande cocktail gerelateerde vragen kan stellen, die wij binnen de mate van het mogelijke zullen beantwoorden en publiceren. Waar nodig zullen wij de vraag ook doorspelen aan onze Belgische topbartenders. Let wel, vragen op eigen risico. Welke vragen kan U bijvoorbeeld allemaal…