In less than 24 hours, we will officially be opening the doors (well, one door, but you get the point) of Vino Veritas. Tuesday, 17 June, at 4 p.m. (16:00), we welcome anyone who would like to come enjoy some fantastic wines, meat, cheese, and vegetable plates.
We ourselves directly import from Italy all of the food and wine that we serve. We have chosen each one with care, finding the best representation of each, and typically they are made by small, artisanal makers, sometimes even made by hand. This is as close as you can get to tasting real, authentic Italian food and wine without actually going to Italy. We have a selection of more than 25 wines, including sparkling, white, rosé, and red, as well as a delicious dessert wine and an outstanding grappa.
We don’t serve hot food, so don’t expect lasagne or spaghetti. What we have chosen to offer are a variety of cheeses, vegetables, and cured meats. Among the offerings are taleggio, gorgonzola, mortadella, prosciutto, copa di testa, and balsamic pickled onions. You can order just the selection of meats, just the cheeses, or get a mixed platter that includes a selection of both.
Many of the wines are sold by the glass, ranging in price from €3,50 to €6. And don’t think that just because a wine is only €3,50 that it’s nothing special. That is our cabernet and it is outstanding! If you have questions about the wines, feel free to ask. We’ll try to help you find the best wines to suit your tastes.
And yes, we have a terrace! Hopefully, the weather will return to the sunshine of last week so everyone can enjoy it fully. As you can see in the picture, Giovanni was taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the terrace before we open.
Our Dutch is a work in progress, and inevitably we may need to reply in English — or Italian if you prefer!
And now I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us throughout the first part of this venture. You’ve been invaluable! Whether it’s help with translating obscure wine terminology or tweeting and sharing on Facebook to let everyone know we’re opening, it’s all deeply appreciated. And special thanks to Biltstraat herself for her enthusiasm, encouragement, and promotion. We couldn’t have chosen a better street!
And we’ve already got press! De Utrechtse Internet Courant posted an article about us today, as did Sophie in Clogs, who was one of our guinea pigs on Saturday.
So come to Vino Veritas, located at Bilstraat 9, just steps from the Wittevrouwenbrug. We’re open Tuesday through Sunday, from 16:00 until … (23:00 if it’s quiet, 1:00 if people are hanging around enjoying the wine and weather). Pinnen, ja graag. The World Cup matches don’t usually start until 6 or later, so come in for a drink after work or to relax before the later matches. All countries welcome!