Archive for May, 2013

May 25, 2013

Once upon a time in Mexico…

Ever since I’ve seen this movie, I just wanted to try Conichita or Puerco Pibil. Others were more into Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas or Salma Hayek, I was just turned on by the dish.

So… what is Conichita Pibil, I hear you wondering? Check it out;

So, when some friends of mine asked me if I wanted to join them for dinner at Los Pilones, a Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam, I already knew what to order. I’ve always been curious about this popular place with 3 subsidiaries in town (I had only been inside to buy a bottle of the tequila they import themselves), but I thought maybe it’s just “one of those touristplaces”.. Turns out; I was wrong!

Conichita pibil-Los Pilones Amsterdam

Conichita pibil-Los Pilones Amsterdam

We had nachos with guacamole and salsa to start off with. Besides the pork, I had a homemade lemonade which was excellent and refreshing, ofcourse an añejo (aged tequila) and we shared desserts; the cheesecake was good but I’ve had better and the Crepa de cajeta, a pancake with a sauce of caramelised condensed milk & walnuts was just heavenly. The quality of the food was very good, the puerco had been cooked so tender that I almost thought it was chicken, flavours were great, service is lovely, locations are excellent, prices decent and one of the desserts was even amazing. Plus I love it when I get served a pan or pot on the table .  Two people from my company had been to Mexico and they said the flavours tonight were very similar to what they ate in Mexico.

May 20, 2013

Uxía Martinez Botana performing at the Gergiev festival, Rotterdam 2010

Masterclass of doublebass player Edicson Ruiz.

May 17, 2013

Jewerleast, From Eastlands directly to your jewelry-box

“Jewerleast” started with a two months travel through Eastern Europe of one of my dearest friends, and her falling in love with some of the countries and their culture. She decided to bring a bit of it home with her in the form of jewelery. At first she wanted to buy just one or two pairs she’d wear herself but then she had a problem: she was incapable of choosing. So, she thought the only way she could bring everything she liked with her, was by starting a small business when she came back home.

“Jewerleast” is Amsterdam-based but they can also ship items abroad! Contact if you want to order from outside The Netherlands.

More info? More jewelry? Check out the Facebook page:

or leave a message.

May 17, 2013

Holland, the original cool? Slovenia, Diversity to discover.

I’ve seen so many beautiful and really cool promotional destination clips. Why did Holland make such an uncool clip?

NBTC (Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme & Congressen) receives government funding from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and cooperates intensively with relevant parties within and outside the hospitality sector.

That means that we, Dutch tax payers have funded this movie. It doesn’t look cheap, but I guess my biggest issue is that the guy talks too much… when I think of it, yes, that could be very Dutch (If you think away his unDutch accent).

Does anyone disagree? Who finds this clip cool?

Here’s what I find cool; Slovenia, Diversity to discover.

May 16, 2013


It took years. Did you know that DLCS Management is also on Facebook ? (click)

Facebook Like? DLCS Management

Facebook Like? DLCS Management

Are you?

May 16, 2013

Uxía Martinez Botana performing Parable XVII, Persichetti, recital

Uxía Martinez Botana performing Parable XVII, Persichetti, recital

May 15, 2013

Versatile Blogger Award



For the 2nd time (See 1st HERE ) I’ve been awarded with the versatile Blogger Award! YAY, thank you Libby!

The Versatile Blogger Award is all about to introduce bloggers to each other and to promote quality blogs that the awardees and their readers might not been discovered otherwise.

“Versatile Blogger” Award Rules: 

  1. Post a picture of the award.
  2. Thank the award giver.
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers about this and tell them by leaving comments on their blog.
Share 7 random facts about yourself. – I’ll try to make it facts that (most of) my readers don’t know yet.
  1. You could wake me up for…. soup.
  2. I thought if one can cook, he can bake, but I can cook and not bake.
  3. I’m 30 now and still didn’t grow up.
  4. I’d like to combine food & tourism professionally.
  5. I don’t consider myself as Dutch as my passport states, but I still didn’t discover what I do feel like.
  6. I can’t wait to travel outside Europe.
  7. You can contact me for consultancy on or in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

And my nominees are (in random order!):

May 15, 2013

I’ve got a new header!

DLCS Management header by Talicdesigns

DLCS Management header by Talicdesigns


What do you think?

I’d like to thank Sibella/ Talicdesigns (&son!) for their patience and effort in the last weeks.

Please check out Sibella’s blog: 

May 15, 2013

Dutch ladies wanted for Taste/smell & perception experiment!!

My favourite researcher is urgently looking for a few more Dutch ladies between 26 & 31 years old, who studied “HBO”  or higher. 

You’ll perform some computertasks for about 2 hours, in Amsterdam (before the end of next week!). Je moet Nederlandse zijn. The research is for the Brain and Cognition department of the University of Amsterdam. You will earn € 20,- in cash.

Do you fit the criteria? Please help out my friend, contact me and I’ll send you the info & bring you in touch.

taste dlcs

taste dlcs

May 12, 2013

European Wine Wars: after Tocai, it is the time of Prosek… and Teran

Great article!

European Wine Wars: after Tocai, it is the time of Prosek… and Teran.

I prefer Prosek above Prosecco and Slovenian Teran above Croatian. BUT Any of the above are better price- & quality- wise compared to anything for sale in The Netherlands.

Terrano wine is primarily grown in Kras plateau within the Slovenian Primorska wine region (where it is called Kraški teran) and Italian Carso DOC (with two main varieties called Terrano del Carso and Carso Rosso (red Carso)), as well as in the West Istrian wine region of Croatia (called Istarski Teran or Terrano D’Istria in Italian). Teran is the principal red wine grape in these regions. 

This wine is a great appetizer and has always been appreciated for its medicinal properties. As with all other refosco family wines, some believe that Kraski Teran is the Roman puccinum (although some also believe that puccinum was a white wine similar to Prosecco). Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote that puccinum was the favorite of Augustus‘s wife Livia who lived to the respectable age of 82. The medicinal properties of lactic acid and bivalent iron, that are highly contained in Kraski Teran, have been confirmed by a modern medicine. The wine stimulates the appetite and facilitates digestion of fatty foods