Marten Mickos for diner
Tonight I had Marten Mickos, the CEO of MySQL, as a guest for diner. He emailed me last week if I knew interesting people in the Netherlands who used MySQL who he could meet. I suggested a diner, in my house, with a group of people I thought would be be interesting for him to meet. Other guests were Guido van Nispen, Reinier Evers, Robert Gaal, Ammy VogtlÃ¤nder, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Kiara Coen and Mark Schiefelbein.
The menu was simple but good. We had melted cheese with vanille honey and thym as a starter. Then I served a plate of Risoto with one leaf of basilicum and some trufle essence and a few mushrooms. The main course was RÃ¶sti, ‘peultjes’ and ostrich meat.
Ostrich is the largest bird on earth. They can run 65 KM per hour but get tired pretty quickly. Their meat contains only 1% fat and very low cholesterol which makes it very healthy.
For desert we had several fruits in a special sauce (‘anijs’ and rum) with sorbet icecream.