Our first rijsttafel at Borrel last month was a great success. So we thought we’d do it all again this month! Our next event will be on on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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).

Seating is limited to 20 people. Tickets are $65. If you are interested in attending, please email us at borreltoronto@gmail.com 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.

We had the good fortune of being able to test out our version of the rijsttafel at The Depanneur three times last year and it was a great success. We can’t wait to host it at our own place! Whether you’re familiar or completely new to the world of Indonesian cuisine, we hope this will be a rijsttafel to remember!