Having reunited Dutch expats with some of their favourite foods every Sunday for the past four months – and turning on a bunch of Torontonians to the nosh from the Netherlands along the way – it only made sense for Borrel at the Ossington to open its doors for Holland’s World Cup matches this summer. The Ossington is proud to go orange and provide another home for the Dutch to root for their home team in what has become one of the city’s greatest sporting traditions.
To celebrate these joyous, and often nerve-wracking, games we’ll be serving up some traditional Dutch snacks. Doing away with the fancy sides and annoying cutlery of our Sunday afternoon get-togethers, we’re paring down the presentation to disposable plates – the way it was meant to be eaten. Better yet, we’ll be serving all dishes at a discounted price of $6. These items include:
Frikandel Speciaal: Voted Holland’s most famous fast food, this fried beef/pork/chicken sausage is served with curry ketchup, mayonnaise and onions on a bun.
Maatjesharing: Salted raw herring imported from Holland’s herring capital Scheveningen, served with onions on a bun.
Krokets and bitterballen: Minced meats or veggies, cooked in a savoury roux, breaded and deep-fried, and served with a special mustard from the North of Holland. Served on a bun as a kroket or in ball form as a snack, you can’t really go wrong either way.
Poffertjes: This Dutch treat of mini puffy pancakes grilled in a special pan, covered in icing sugar and a thin slab of butter, has been a huge hit with all of our customers.
The Ossington will quench the thirst of fans with some great drink specials. So get your orange on and join us for the opening group stage matches (and hopefully more) on:
Friday, June 13 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18 at 12 p.m.
Monday, June 23 at 12 p.m.
As always, Borrel at the Ossington will continue every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. for those of you who would like to sample Dutch foods without being surrounded by fanatics decked out in orange. Hup Holland!