AMSTERDAM: Rijks, the Amsterdam restaurant by Joris Bijdendijk is continuing with a series of guest chef events despite the online with a series of online 4-hands dinner. The first dinner will be held on Sunday 26 April with Brazilian chef Manu Buffara.
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“We are limited in travelling and meeting because of the coronavirus measures. But that does not stop us from continuing to cook for our guests with internationally renowned top chefs,” he said.
“A new situation requires a new approach, including the the guest chef events at Rijks,” Bijdendijk said.
The four-or-six course menu is compiled by chefs Buffara and Bijdendijk and can be picked up in the afternoon from the restaurant Rijks on 26 April. Instructions on how to complete the menu are then given.
All guests are asked to set the table nicely and to join Instagram Live from RIJKS at 7pm. There they can follow the conversation between Buffara and Bijdendijk.
The chefs will talk about their dishes and they will also answer questions about the situation in both countries and also the future of gastronomy.
RIJKS, the restaurant of the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, immediately started a successful take-out concept after the announcement of the corona virus measures by the Dutch government.
Dinner menus can be picked up from Tuesday to Sunday.
A maximum number of menus are made available each day and these can be collected in time slots to respect social-distancing measures and to ensure that these are guaranteed.
The restaurant also serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Regular menus as well as the special RIJKSxManu menu and breakfast can be ordered by the website.
Restaurant Manu won the One-to-Watch award from Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants 2018. She is considered to be one of the most influential chefs in Latin America and is a true game changer having helped various local suppliers in Curitiba to develop into sustainable companies. In addition, she is involved in various local social projects such as an urban beehive initiative, the establishment of urban farms and training of local youth among others.