Zindering – An Utrecht myth?
So good to choose a restaurant that sounds familiar to a lot of
people, but not a lot of people can tell you where it actually is.
Let alone find people who can tell you if the food is any good. An
Utrecht myth? Well, no! Zindering has been here for a while, but got a make-over and after the re-opening we had the opportunity to visit the restaurant and have a look. We asked the chef to surprise us with a chef’s menu.
Where is the restaurant located? In the Stadsschouwburg (city theater) of course! To be fair, not a place that pops up in your mind when you think about places to go for dinner, but think twice next time. It’s definitely worth your while. On a Tuesday evening there are some people sitting at the tables at the window, enjoying the view of Lucas Bolwerk. Not to busy, but perfect to give some extra attention to the service, food and the wine. The atmosphere is friendly and we are being spoiled greatly.
Delicious dishes and matching wines
The food? Every dish was delish! We were surprised with an appetizer of Eggplant. Followed by haddock liver with a crisp made of scallop. A mackerel salad with an almondsalsa, that had a nice fresh bite ’cause of the blood-orange. Which was a great combination with the Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, that the hostess had recommended us. The main-course was Atlantic cod, with buckwheat polenta, pumpkin and lemon-tempura, once again phenomenal! Especially with the buttery soft Chardonnay from the South of France on the side. The wines, by the way, are being provided by Margaret Wines from Utrecht. And oh, most products are organic, coming from Lindenhof farm.
In the meantime, we were enjoying the comfortable, big chairs, in which you can relax after your great dinner. After the chocolate terrine as dessert, my belt really had to be adjusted to another size..
Are you curious about áll the dishes? Once a month there is a ‘sneak preview’ of the menu, where all dishes from the menu are being served in small portions. So you can try all the tastes of Zindering. To the table, people!