DESTINATION > THE NETHERLANDS
Pjotr Rentinck Restaurant DeVijfdeSmaak When it comes to amazing taste, no other cooker compares.
After years of intensive use, Pjotr replaced his Mini with a MiniMaxEGG, “because the MiniMax grid has a larger surface area and it comes with its own Carrier, which is a plus.”
BIG GREEN EGG
For many top chefs in highly acclaimed restaurants around the world, the EGG is considered a “must have” piece of culinary equipment. So it’s no surprise that once he learned about the Big Green Egg, it didn’t take long for Pjotr Rentinck, head chef and owner of Restaurant DeVijfdeSmaak in the Netherlands, to not only enjoy the results but to also discover its added value. “I was immediately impressed by the convenience of the Big Green Egg, in particular the Mini,” relates Pjotr. This chef was so enthusiastic that he purchased a Mini EGG with his own savings and set it up at the restaurant where he worked at the time. “I love the Mini because its compact size makes it easy to handle and it doesn’t take up much space. As with the larger EGGs, the temperature control is very accurate and it does not produce much smoke.” When Pjotr became a freelance chef in 2008, he took his Mini with him, and for the next 10 years, this Big Green Egg was a faithful servant to the restaurant kitchens Pjotr worked in, where it was used on a daily basis to grill fish, meat and vegetables. After many years of intensive use, Pjotr replaced his Mini EGG with a new MiniMaxEGG, “because the MiniMax grid has a larger surface area and it comes with its own Carrier, which is a plus. This makes it easy to move the MiniMax, which is particularly useful for taking the EGG to outdoor events. The other day I prepared beef that was smoked to perfection. For me, it’s all about the added flavour. When it comes to taste, other grills can’t compare. Ribeye, scallops, duck and vegetables are all cooked at DeVijfdeSmaak on the Big Green Egg ... the results are absolutely delicious!” And what happened to the Mini? Pjotr now has it at home, where it is still as active as ever, but enjoying a less-traveled retirement!