“Gourmetten” (Gourmette) is a phenomenon that is likely to come over from Asia. It is an activity in which a group of people sitting at table cook their own dish in small pans, using different ingredients that are on the table and they can cook something new. It is similar to stone grill and raclette, but raclette is done with cheese and it is typical Swiss; while gourmetting uses meats, fish and/or vegetable. An additional possibility is baking small omelettes or pancakes. The complete package is often decorated with various sauces and bread.
As we were guided to our table, we encountered the gourmet set for two, with 4 small pans. After taking our seats, we were asked immediately what we would like to drink. Of course we order accordingly.
Further more on the table are 4 different sauces (seasoned mayo, ketchup, piccalilli and a ketchup and mayo mix), dried flakes of chilli peppers and potato chunks. As a tip to the restaurant owner, it would be wise to increase the choices in vegetables and meat.
They offer three different Gourmet Menus:
* Fish & Chicken Gourmet Menu
* Standard Gourmet Menu with: chicken, fish, steak
* Deluxe Gourmet Menu with: chicken, fish, shrimp
They also take into account that not everyone eats pork, and therefore the most common items are selected to be on the Gourmet Menu.
As said Gourmetting is fairly new in Suriname. It’s definitely an addition to current culinary choices. It would be better if there were more publicity is given to this new addition.
De Vliegende Hollander’s menu offers more than just Gourmetting. As we said above, our friends ordered something else. Below you can see what they had for dinner.
“De Vliegende Hollander” has more to offer… Actually we think that you can find almost everyone’s preferences at this little restaurant.
GO and explore with your taste buds!