Saturday, December 26, 2015


Loseweg, Apeldoorn, December 26, 2015—

THE LARGE PARK De Hoge Veluwe, a mix of forest and heath, central to the Netherlands and adjacent to this city, provides hunters with boar, venison, and birds, and the meat finds its way through legal commercial channels to consumers — one more example of practical and socially oriented economic planning.

Tonight's dinner — originally Anneke planned it for Christmas, but postponed it after the last-minute trip to Rien, which I'll describe later — tonight's dinner was a delicious venison carbonnade, rich and savory, eaten with mashed steamed potatoes, and the traditional red cabbage, and applesauce.

We finished with a commercially marketed chocolate and ice cream bombe interleaved with wafers, a surprise delight.

Boxing Day, appropriately modest and domestic.
Malbec/Merlot, Paso (Mendoza, Argentina), 2010

Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants

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