Grae Nonas is the co–executive chef at Austin’s Olamaie, where he cooks fantastic modern Southern food. He was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2015. Here, he gives us his guide to eating and drinking your way through Amsterdam.
I was invited to Amsterdam by the Waldorf Astoria to collaborate with their chef, Sidney Schutte, on a dinner series. I loved the history and culture of the city, the cobblestone streets, canals and little bridges. Everything is so dreamy. The best way to see the city is to take a canal cruise. The Nine Streets shopping district is cute and provides a classic look of Amsterdam with a wide array of stores. And I loved the ox sausage, cheese and beer bread. Any old bar that serves food will have these things. The perfect snack with a few pints of local ale.
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