Canard Presse is named after the French Canard à la presse, English Pressed duck is a traditional French dish. Source: Wikipedia. We were inspired by the late Anthony Bordain’s TV/Netflix show The Layover - Season 1, episode 2, Paris:
Anthony Bourdain happily treats himself to a duck press, to bring home to New York. Sadly, soon after we saw this episode, he committed suicide.
In 2013 Hans’ dad got ill; we had to travel a lot to provide care for both Hans’s parents; we did not always have time to cook ourselves; we did not fancy fast-food, microwave meals or take away meals every day. To eat healthy we sometimes did buy salad meals or eat at not too expensive (sushi) restaurants. Sometimes we treated ourselves on fantastic restaurants. We started to notice quality differences between the different cheaper restaurants. We joked about making a blog post with the top 13 tricks an “All-you-can-eat restaurant” performs to make you consume less. Now we finally have time and energy to blog again we probably will write that post one day.
Initially we started posting reviews on Google Maps reviews. We noticed people liked our reviews and also, non-verbal, we got the impression that restaurant staff read our reviews.
Our review rules
- We think we are fair and honest in our reviews. If you think we threat you unfair in our reviews please contact us
- We do not rate a fast food restaurant the same as posh three-star restaurant.
- If something is wrong we tell staff immediately, before posting something on the internet
- When a restaurant is in or near Deventer we try to visit it 2 or 3 times before posting a review. (Unless it was horrible or extremely expensive).
- In general we pay for our meals ourselves.
- Sometimes Hans has to eat out for a business trip. Meals in restaurants paid by the employer are not treated different.
- In a more expensive restaurant, we consider whether we could reproduce it ourselves at home. (Technically or economically)
A little disclaimer seems to be necessary. We are not professionals, just food lovers (We are level 6 and 8 at Google local guide). It’s just our experience, our opinion on that moment, this does not mean that you will experience the same thing or that a restaurant can’t improve.
We hope that you would like to go on this journey with us. we would also love hearing your story.
We live in the beautiful city of Deventer; we still consider our selves tourists in our home town. Deventer sports a nice selection of good restaurants. A lot of our reviews are about restaurants in or near Deventer. Besides the old medieval city, good food and a nice shopping experience you should also visit Deventer because:
Dickens festijn Just before Christmas the largest Dickens festival in the world according to the BBC, so it must be true.
Deventer op Stelten In June or July A free large open air high quality street theatre festival. With theatre groups from all over Europe.
Deventer Boekenmarkt (In Dutch) On the first Sunday of August A very large open air book market. Deventer used to be and still is a city of book shops, printing companies and publishers.
There are several restaurants in the Deventer area that we consider our favourites. Some are more expensive, some are more affordable.
- Jackies New York Cuisine
- Cava Andulusie
- De Keizerskroon
- Le Thai
- Chez Antoinette
- Grand boutique hotel-restaurant Huis Vermeer
Coffee and lunch
- Trinibra The restaurant is also nice and affordable
- Central Kitchen
- Ceders Steakhouse
- Cafetaria de Worp
Kind regards, 2018 Angela & Hans