Borrel presents: Autumn Rijsttafel
The Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table) is an elaborate collection of dishes that present a melange of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours to the palate. Served in a buffet-type setting, rijsttafel pairs the Dutch ethos of togetherness (gezelligheid) with Indonesian cuisine’s unique and vibrant flavours and spices. From sweet and sour pickled vegetables and stewed greens in coconut sauce to spicy stewed beef and chicken satays slathered in a fragrant peanut sauce, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy.
The meal will feature five vegetable dishes – including gado gado (an Indonesia salad of blanched and steamed vegetables topped with peanut sauce) and green beans in a spicy coconut sauce – five meat dishes – such as beef rendang (a slowly stewed beef in a spicy sauce), babi pangang (grilled pork in a sweet and sour sauce) and chicken satay – along with a number of sides and condiments all served to nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice).
For an additional cost, we will also be offering some refreshing cocktails made with Batavia Arrack, a barrel-aged Indonesian rum made with distilled cane sugar and red rice. Seating is limited. Tickets are $65 (plus drinks, taxes and tip). If you are interested in attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of attendees as well as a phone number we can reach you at. Due to the intense preparation that goes into the rijsttafel, we will require a credit card deposit to confirm your reservation.
Whether you’re familiar or completely new to the world of Indonesian cuisine, we hope this will be a rijsttafel to remember!