A while back I was invited to try the menu of Cornelis Bar & Kitchen. Lucky for me it’s only like 2 streets from my house in the city centre. Which was surprisingly on a spot I didn’t even know they had a restaurant. Its a side street of the Coolsingel and on the Tuesday’s they even have salsa nights. Especially in summer you almost feel like you’re in Spain.
Welcomed with a nice drink we first got an explanation from chef Karim Aggoun of the new menu. He told passionately about all the ways you could prepare on the bbq and told about where he is from it’s really something you do all year round. Something you sadly can’t do in the open sky with Dutch weather. Unless of course, you can have one outside with a rooftop, still dreaming to ever have that in Rotterdam.
The new menu has a diverse selection of meat, which is prepared in the kitchen or on the bbq sometimes for a period of 24 hours. Think burgers from Black Angus, pulled pork, sausages, ribs, brisket, dry aged beef, and the Cornelis Tip, a steak baked in dairy butter from a special breed of cow.
I’m already jaw-dropping again reading back about Cornelis and can’t wait to try it again and take some good daylight photos. Sorry for the quality in advance, but that’s the downside of being invited for dinner sometimes.
We had a delicious selection of seafood and meat. My favourite probably was the white corn taco with pork belly. But the tenderness and taste of the brisket were also to die for.
Wanna try it out yourself when you are in Rotterdam? You can find them at Stadhuisplein 3.