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Asia’s best kept secret

By on Sep 8, 2014

Foodies all over the world say that Korean kitchen is Asia’s best kept secret. Dishes are very recognizable for fresh vegetables, strong, distinctive flavours. Read all about this secret in ‘20 Koreans cook Korean’, where twinty adopted Koreans share their stories, recepies and love for this big and bold kitchen. The author of the book – Nathalie Ji Yun Kranenburg – is adopted from South-Korea, lives in the Netherlands and has written the book with help of other, all-adopted Koreans. Based on a personal Korean recipe, all contributors tell their personal adoption stories and memories of Korea. Amongst others, Lavinia Meijer (harpist) tells: “ In the book I make Kimchi for the first time. And what a happiness it is, as the powerfull taste of it makes me forget about my shows in Seoul, and brings back memories of my father in Korea.” Mutual passion Nathalie Ji Yun Kranenburg was...

10 Creative Gin & Tonic Cocktails

By on Aug 20, 2014

The Classic Gin & Tonic, how much we love it! But it’s always great to see bartenders add fresh ingredients and create a twist on the classic. Below are 10 creative ideas to ‘pimp’ up your classic G&T at home! Enjoy!     1. Cucumber and Rose Gin and Tonic Ingredients ‌1 litre filtered water handful of scented rose petals, washed 360 ml Gin 1 Lebanese cucumber, unpeeled, thinly sliced lengthways into ribbons tonic water Method Pour filtered water into a shallow tray, scatter with rose petals and freeze solid (3-4 hours). Break into rough shapes with a meat mallet and freeze until required. Fill 12 bountiful lowball glasses generously with rose ice. Pour 30ml (or more) of Gin into each, add a curled ribbon of cucumber, then pour over a splash of tonic (or not – this drink is perfectly delicious neat) and serve immediately, scattered with extra rose...

IVAR DE LANGE’S MARY ONE

By on Oct 20, 2013

Recently the world wide web has a new destination for fine-drinking around the world, the World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide. This definitive drinking guide is a destination to find some of the finest cocktails around the world as made by the world’s best bartenders and the amazing bars in which they make them. These top 50 innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe also share their knowledge in the finest of ingredients and providing insider knowledge on the most stylish and sophisticated locations to stay, shop and dine nearby. One of these top 50 is Ivar De Lange, a dutch bartender based in the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen. The site features his famous Mary One cocktail and Ajanaku was asked to go down and capture the creation of this great drink. These images are featured on World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide, along with his tips of how...

Discover Amsterdam City Guide #1 Coffee & More

By on Aug 14, 2013

Discover Amsterdam City Guide #1 Coffee & More

LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin Rare Cask 42,6 // Tasting

By on Jul 1, 2013

Dom Pérignon x Jeff Koons

By on Jul 1, 2013

Dom Pérignon and Jeff Koons are widely recognized icons, unrivalled in originality and in power of fascination. Both have joined audacious forces to deliver a playful expression of the power of creation. Beyond their very strong respective universes, both share a symbiotic approach to the creative act, regarding their respect for the great history and their constant innovation. Adapted from Jeff Koons’ monumental sculpture, the Balloon Venus for Dom Pérignon pays homage to the power of a continued creative energy, echoing the spiritual legacy of Dom Pierre Pérignon that is still a source of inspiration for the wine creator, Chef de cave Richard Geoffroy. The Balloon Venus incarnates and accompanies the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 also revealed upon the occasion. When opened, the Balloon Venus unveils a limited edition bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 designed by Jeff Koons....

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