Give your tongue a treat at Emilie's Alley

Give your tongue a treat at Emilie’s Alley

May 16, 2013 |  by  |  Event, Food
About the author
As a twenty-five year old writer, hummusaddict, night decorator, Master student, secret girlfriend of James Franco and lover of thick books, I totally agree with the saying that wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.

I’m a terrible cook. Seriously. I think it’s one of the most complicated missions one can undertake. Through years of frustration I discovered that vegetables each have a different boiling time, and that tossing fish fillet is the reason mine always crumbles. It’s one of the labours I like to avoid. Luckily I have talented friends who are more than able to soften my freezer food fate, and create the most amazing dinners. There’s one in particular: Emilie. She’ll open a one-day restaurant this Saturday as a part of the Dutch Restaurant Day.

Nigella who?

Let me give you three good reasons to stop by this pop-up initiative part of the food carnival. One: it’s located in one of the cosiest places in the city; a monumental ‘hofje’ (mini-garden/courtyard), hidden in the city centre. Crossing a big hallway you enter an oasis filled with flowers and sunshine, where even the tram bells get dimmed. Two: you can meet Emilie and take a peek into her kitchen to see where the magic happens. Her house is tiny but decorated with lots of pictures, cookie tins and stuff you can name yourself.

The third and most important argument? Her skills. Travelling the world she’s got herbs from Italy, carbs from Israel and a love for authentic meals. The menu contains a sweetish Tuscan tomato soup and her delicious couscous salad with roasted veggies, for example. You can also try the ‘not your mama’s meatballs’ or the ‘funfuckingtastic chocolate cake’. Last one helped me keep on smiling during the cold January evenings. I’m sorry for your smile Nigella, but Emilie is taking over.

Emilie’s alley at Restaurant Day

When: Saturday May 18th, 11:00-18:00
Where: Eerste Weteringdwarsstraat 31
Tickets: €15,- (you can choose three dishes from the menu, coffee/tea/homemade lemonade included)
More info: Facebook event

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