From a ready-to-go office lunch to preparing lunch in your own kitchen.

Making your own midday meal will take some getting used to for most people who stay at home, but now you have the opportunity to try out some new recipes. You’ll become an experienced home cook before you know it.

Just hop by the (Asian) supermarket and you’ll be able to bring Pause to your own plate. We’ve asked the chef for the ingredients and instructions of the Pause Poke Bowl with salmon and have listed it down below.

Not a fan of the pink fish? You can also replace the salmon for tuna sashimi, grilled chicken or tofu.

Ingredients Bowl

  • Salmon Sashimi          100gr
  • Sushi Rice                    90gr
  • Soybeans                     40gr
  • Wakame                       40gr
  • Julienne Carrots         20gr
  • Bean Sprouts               10gr
  • Pickled Ginger             5gr
  • Cilantro                         2gr
  • Mirin                              10ml
  • Soy Dressing                 10ml
  • Avocado                         1/2

Ingredients Soy Dressing:

  • Sesame Oil                      5gr
  • Soy Sauce                       4gr
  • Chili Oil                            0.5gr
  • Sushi Vinegar                  0.5gr
  • Roasted Garlic Clove     1/2

Method of preparation: Cook the sushi rice accordingly and mix it with the mirin. In a separate bowl, mix the bean sprouts, cilantro and julienne carrots. Crush the garlic and mix all the ingredients of the soy dressing. When preparing the poke bowl, start with the sushi rice and add the soybeans, wakame, avocado, pickled ginger and carrot salad one by one, finish off by putting the salmon sashimi in the middle. Lastly, sprinkle the soy dressing on top of the greens.

Bon appétit!

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The Governess Cocktail

Get ready to stir things up and become a Pulitzer’s Bar bartender for one evening.

A visit to Pulitzer’s Bar will have to be postponed to a later time in the year. If you can’t visit the bar, bring the bar to you, right?

Try making one of the signature cocktails yourself and who knows, you might even improve your mixology skills so much that you’ll be the next guest bartender in Pulitzer’s Bar.

The current menu is inspired on Agatha Christie’s best-known crime novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Each drink carries the name of one of the characters, and the ingredients as well as the taste notes reflect the characteristics of the novel characters in the drink.

Take The Governess for example. A delicious drink that can be defined as light, refreshing, citrusy and dry. Make this iconic cocktail at home and you’ll definitely impress your partner or flatmate.

Ingredients The Governess

  • Porter’s Tropical Old Tom or a different Gin*                                                40ML
  • Lemon Juice                                                                                                       30ML
  • White Grapefruit Tea Oleo or Monin Red Grapfruit Syrup                           15ML
  • Fever-Tree Soda                                                                                                 50ML
  • Fever-Tree Tonic                                                                                                50ML

Build all ingredients in a long drink glass with ice cubes and top off with Fever-Tree Soda and Fever-Tree Tonic. Stir a little and garnish with citrus powder.

*Switch Porter’s Tropical Old Tom for 40ml Everleaf for a boozeless version.

Cheers!

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Pause Pancakes on plate

There are many reasons to love pancakes! They are truly perfect for every time of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can top it with anything, and it literally takes minutes to make.

While your favorite Garden Café Pause at Pulitzer is closed, we would like to provide you with the recipe for the Pause Pancakes, so you don’t have to miss them in the meantime.

Ingredients Pancake Mix 

  • Flour                                             500GR
  • Sugar                                            75GR
  • Corn Oil                                        150GR
  • Vanilla Syrup                                 175ML
  • Milk                                                750ML
  • Baking Powder                             35GR
  • Butter                                            35GR

Toppings

  • Blueberries                                   20 pieces
  • Raspberries                                  12 pieces
  • Blackberries                                  8 pieces
  • Watercress                                    3 pieces
  • Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

Let’s start baking, step by step!

  1. Mix all the ingredients from the pancake mix, except the butter.

Fun fact: The Dutchies call a pancake ‘pannenkoek’.

  1. Heat a frying pan on middle high fire and put the butter in the pan to melt.

Fun fact: Every culture has its own way of making pancakes.

  1. When the butter is melted, put your pancake mix in the pan. Make a choice if you would like to have one big pancake or a few small ones.

Fun fact: The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in 8 hours by a team is 34,818.

  1. Flip the pancakes and finish cooking, until golden brown on both sides.

Fun fact: Pancakes can be made with different head ingredients, for example, banana, potato and oatmeal.

  1. Almost done: it is now time to make your pancake as pretty as you would like with all the delicious toppings.

Fun fact: The most flips anyone has ever done with a pancake is 349 flips in two minutes.

  1. Bon appétit! Share your homemade ‘Perfect Pause Pancake’ with us on Instagram with the @pulitzer.amsterdam tag and the hashtag #PerfectPausePancake

 Fun fact: The Pause Pancakes are your favorite now.

 

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Create your own Pause moment and become a master chef for a day.

Pause is the kind of place you want to keep to yourself…. but can’t. The velvet green chairs, the relaxed atmosphere and a spacious terrace: Pulitzer Amsterdam’s well-known garden café in the centre of Amsterdam.

Now that all restaurants are temporarily closed, a visit to Pause at Pulitzer is unfortunately not possible. So, get started and bring a little bit of Pause to your own kitchen!

Surprise your partner in crime and eat your way through with the Croque Monsieur, also known as the Pulitzer Tosti: Pause’s most beloved dish. What would you need for 2 people?

Ingredients Croque Monsieur

  • Multigrain bread Vlaamsch Broodhuys      200GR
  • Ham                                                                200GR
  • Gruyère Mix                                                   140GR
  • Butter                                                             40GR

Ingredients Gruyère Mix

  • Crème Fraîche                                               125GR
  • Grated Gruyère                                             100GR
  • Mustard                                                           15GR
  • Egg Yolk                                                           10GR
  • Nutmeg                                                            4GR
  • Salt                                                                   1GR
  • Pepper                                                             0,5GR

Method of preparation: Mix all ingredients of the Gruyère Mix in a bowl. Butter the slices of bread. Prepare the sandwich by the following steps: slice of bread – Gruyère mix – ham – Gruyère mix – slice of bread. Lastly, bake the Croque Monsieur in a pan until golden on the top.

We hope to be able to welcome you again with big smiles in April and serve the beloved Pulitzer Tosti, until then, create a little Pause moment yourself at home. Bon appétit!

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You only really get to know a country by its food, right? The Dutch have several peculiar ways to express themselves through their cuisine. In our opinion, the following are worth to try:

Sweet
Stroopwafel
The literal translation of stroopwafel is ‘syrup waffle’; a wafer cookie made from two thin layers of baked dough, joined by a caramel filling. Nowadays, the Stroopwafel has many variations. For the most colorful ones in town, visit van Wonderen Stroopwafels!

Drop
This is a type of liquorice that comes in many variations: soft, hard, chewy, sweet, sour, salty and more! It is an experience for those who never tasted it. People say Dutch drop is evil; it subtlety tricks you into a false sense of security that might even taste quite nice.

Hagelslag
‘Hagelslag’ can be described as chocolate sprinkles. It is the perfect allowed excuse for having chocolate for breakfast or lunch as the Dutch spread it on a sandwich with butter. Did you know that approximately one million sandwiches with ‘hagelslag’ per day are eaten by the Dutch?

Savory
Haring
This is the Dutch name for herring, a small oily silvery-colored fish caught in the North Sea – famous for being a remedy for hangovers! It is eaten raw, garnished with unions; the taste is extraordinary and strong. For the best ‘haring’ in town, try the fish stand on the Westermarkt.

Cheese
If anything, cheese can’t be avoided in the Netherlands. The most popular Dutch cheese is Gouda; one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still made today! It’s named after the city of Gouda since it is produced and historically has been traded there.

Snacks
Patatje Oorlog
Literally translated as ‘War Fries’. This is a portion of French fries with mayonnaise, sate sauce and raw onions on top. The historical background is that Indonesia is a former colony of the Netherlands, mainly used for trading spices used in the sate sauce. Try the best at Frietboutique!

Kroket / Bitterballen
It is a cylindrical shaped snack, filled with meat ragout (beef) and a very crispy and crunchy layer on the outside. Bitterballen are a variation to the ‘Kroket’, small savory balls with the same filling and texture that is often shared alongside a wine or beer.

Dinner
Stamppot
It is one of the oldest Dutch recipes that remains popular today. Stamppot recipes use mashed potatoes as a base incorporated with a vegetable. Most often: sauerkraut (stamppot zuurkool), kale (stamppot boerenkool) and endive (stamppot rauwe andijvie). It is eaten with a ‘rookworst’ as meat on the side. Try restaurant Moeders for a delicious homemade stamppot of your choice!

Snert
This is a Dutch Pea Soup; a thick soup made with split peas, plenty of vegetables and pork. Traditionally it is served on New Year’s Day, but it is also enjoyed throughout the fall and winter months. It is the ideal dish to warm up!

Photo by: Anna Rita Granata.

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