Monday, November 10, 2014

"Wij Heten U Van Harte Welkom Op 'De Riet'"

Taking a tour through a farm is not new to us. Even the aromas and downright revolting smells don't bother us anymore (well, not much, anyway). After you have converted a working farm/barn into your home like we did in Zoeterwoude in the late 1980's and 90's, you have smelled it all! So last Friday evening's walk-through (with blue plastic showercap-like wrappers over our shoes) the halls and stalls of "De Riet" in Olst wasn't bad at all. 

The young farmer's daughters each had their own cow to show off, and the farmer explained how the feeding and milking worked and what made his MRY cattle so special.

And back in the kitchen his lovely wife was preparing the following menu:

Welcome aperatif: 
Prosecco with MRY osseworst on toast

Appetizer (and warmer-upper after the tour in the non-heated barns): 
Fresh tomato soup with a Quiche Lorraine

Main Course (served and eaten at the long kitchen table): 
Boeuf Bourguignon (MRY stoofvlees/stew)
Haasbiefstuk/beef steak in Cognac Sauce (MRY)
Creamy mashed potatoes
Brussels Lof/Endive in cream sauce

Dessert (with the help of the youngest daughter):
Greek yoghurt with sweetened condensed milk and stroopwafel crumble 
Vanilla ice cream from "de Rosahoeve" farm.

A great visit to the farm "De Riet", delicious dinner, and super conversation were had by all. We said goodbye to our hosts and new acquaintances at 11:00 pm!

This is definitely something we will do again in the future. Next time we will try out a different farm, but not because we did not like "De Riet." (Rating:*****) 


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a neat experience! Love the menu.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day. It sounds like you had a wonderful day and a meal that was the crowning touch to the whole experience. xo Diana