The Hague with a visit to the North Sea and then dinner
at the Restaurant It Rains Fishes!
a quick tram ride from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in The Hague,
we stepped off into a west coast beach paradise…the
west coast of Holland that is! The Hague boasts one of the
widest, cleanest and finest sand beaches in the world.
the beach and sea are a plethora of restaurants, bars
and nightclubs, each without any border from the other,
so people can traverse the entire length of the beach
from a variety of boardwalk opportunities. Something about
taking in all of the great sea air and doing all the people
watching makes for a great appetite.
the Restaurant It Rains Fishes, hosts/chefs Sander and
Erik take us on a culinary expedition into some of the
most flavorful fish recipes ever explored! From the appetizer
tray of Satay Sticks and Tuna Tar Tar, to the Salt Encrusted
White Fish that required a hammer and chisel to break
into the delicious and succulent steamed fish inside…It
Rains Fishes has it all!
kitchen staff are young and eager to learn their trade
from the master chefs Sander and Erik, who have been good
friends and fishing partners since their childhood. The
personality and liveliness of the restaurant is matched
by its upscale, yet laid-back ambiance. Whether dining
outside in the bleached wood and clam shell back yard
setting, or inside in the modern and clean black and silver
décor, the delicious gourmet faire is all excellent!
Our chef hats off to Sander and Erik at It Rains Fishes!
that night, after our wonderful meal Erik and Sander called
us a taxi to take us back to our hotel. Only, it wasn’t
a regular taxi, it was a Karoke Taxi! This cab driver shows
up with a trunk space unable to carry our film equipment
and lighting gear, because it’s filled with DVD players
and equipment necessary for powering the Karoke interior
of this taxi (a Mercedes Sedan size at that). So after piling
in and having to put all our equipment on our laps in the
back seat, and after singing along with Frank Sinatra for
a couple of encore song presentations, dressing up in wigs,
hats and masks, we finally made our way back to the Crowne
Plaza Hotel where we said goodbye to Karoke taxi cab….what
a trip man!