Monday, May 16, 2011

sliding doors or time for a change

Sometimes in life you have to listen to signals that you can't completely comprehend. Well we are in this sort of position. Giving it a serious thought we decided to stop the activities of Our House in the form they were in till now. We would like to thank everybody who has been supportive and enthousiastic in the last year, it meant a lot to us and we enjoyed doing what we were doing. You can still hire us for catering and we will organise different events but Our House is not going to function as a restaurant anymore.

Having announced this I would also like to invite you to two events organised in Our House. First one is Our Creative House,on 28th and 29th of may, where you can get to know the work of five talented designers and artists, and purchase something if you like. We will also be serving tapas and cocktails .

On June 4th, Our House will be invaded by Crudo Cafe, and will become a raw food meca. Please react fast because the seats are limited. You can find more information on it on crudo facebook.

Said all this our blog we continue to exist and will cover more topics then just food, so check it out regularly to see where are we heading to.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Half Half by Studio Lali from 7pm at Our House

Hello everybody, an update on somewhat unusual WE scheadule at Our House. As some of you might already know we are having an exhibition opening of a super talented illustrator Magali Elali from Studio lali, exhibition is called Half Half, the name reflecting Magali's half Congolese background, and the colourful work inspired by her personal experiences as a mixed race child. Please join us this evening from 7pm for this celebration of differences!
For the rest of the weekend OurHouse is on saturday fully booked, and for the rest of the weekend spreading its wings in Gent doing catering for a book presentation. Thx for bearing with us, next week we will be on our old scheadule. Jos & Sandro

Thursday, April 21, 2011

summer in the city

The summer temperatures we are experiencing last couple of days call for an immediate culinary response. Even though we are far away from summer, lets face it, knowing Belgium, this might be it so let's enjoy it while it lasts.
Each April in India there is a big Aravani festival. Aravani, is an indian name for the third sex. Transexual community in India has a recorded history of more then thousand years. Many consider Aravanis to posses special powers allowing them to determine the fate of the others, as such they are not only revered but also despised and feared. Many of them are excluded from the society, and turn to sex work to earn their living.
The annual transgender festival in the village of Koovagam, near Vilappuram, offers an escape from this often desolate existence.
The young "lady" on our picture is obviously a free styler, evidence that India is also moving forward.
So our indian summer menu includes a chilled cucumber, wallnut, yoghurt soup followed by Bhajas, indian potato cakes served with Raita and chutney.
By the way, Our House terrace is open, and our infamous Mojitos are again here to help you kill that thirst!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"fry" me to the moon

how about taking a  flight with Our House Airline to the land of contrasts? One of our lovely hostesses that usually operates on our weekly flight to St.Tropez, will be serving on board a contradictory pasta, tossed in a fragrant tomato sauce finished off with deep fried eggplant and courgette, feta and fresh spring onions. Just before landing in your bed you can enjoy our classic apple crumble! Captain is still contemplating on the starter, but he assured us he will not dissapoint you.
Limited places on this one off sunday evening flight!

Friday, April 15, 2011

fully booked and buzzing around

a short announcement, this evening we are fully booked,  concerning tomorrow, saturday april 15th we still have few places left, if you are in a mood for a spring vegetable pie as a starter, and tagliatelle  with a sage wallnut pesto as the main course, why not give a buzz, or send a mail :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

summ it up before the summer

As some of you might know we've been away for a week, to a lovely Fuerteventura that reminded me much more of a first english settlement on the moon then a spanish isle. The weather was much more summery though then any british july and august will ever get I suppouse. Hoping for some spanish culinary inspiration, we literaly and metaphoricaly ended up short sleeved. Our hopes melted away after first Indian Tandoori place, followed by Tex Mex steak house, and not to be missed Hong Kong Palace that we came along.
We returned nevertheless with a sweet taste of summer and wanting more. That's why our menu tonight is tinted with the best southern hues and flavours I could think of.
Start it off with puff pastry taartles, topped with artisjokes, onions, black olives and red onions, then you can move on to a duo of a red and yellow peppers filled with risoni pasta and mozarella, and there will be a dessert as well which I'm not sure yet how to incorporate any olives in yet :-) just a joke!

Friday, April 1, 2011

hot pants

We are serving this evening a lovely chili with bits and pieces, to make the heat bearable, you can also have a starter, rice fritters with a dip sauce, and finish it off with a crumble!
Still few places left

Thursday, March 24, 2011

wear a smile

Thai people so famous for their smiles, even if you are not Thai join us this evening for a smile festival! There's a oriental noodle salad to start with, followed by a thai curry, and a fragrant carrot ginger cake, maybe with custard, or orange frosting, not sure yet :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

mighty minty lighty

Feeling fresh, or missing freshness? Nothing more uplifting then some fresh mint, add it to your tea, bath, chew on it, hang it in your closet, take a bunch and mix it in your pasta! Tonight southern explosion, pasta with capers, feta, black olives and guess what, some mint :-), Aubergine rolls as a starter.
Minty goodness, c you this evening xxx

Friday, March 11, 2011

sweden call

This morning we got a call from Sweden, the first bears have been spotted wandering around the big warehouse in Skelleftea, official sign that the winter is over, according to the Swedes.
Our menu tonight is still rather wintery though. Starting with a mushroom cream taartlet, served with a salad, and you can have a beer with it, great combination! Then there is a yellow curry with some Thai rice as a main course, followed by a lemon curd pie. A menu as sureal as the winter end announcement :-)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

fill me up scotty

Usually I write a post somehow related to the maindish that I will make, but I will make an exeption to the rule, as I already wrote a very nice post about Spanakopita, some months ago. Not that I couldn't get inspired about greek love again :-)
So as you already know the main dish is Spanakopita, with a lovely luke potato salad, but a starter is none less exiting, I will fill some mushrooms, probably with dates, some olives and mint possibly, very fragrant and succulent, served with  some steamed marinated cauliflower. Please do not forget to reserve, there are few spaces left.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


It's been a while ago that we had on our menu the  Shepard's Pie. Shepards are somehow perceived as these rough, weathered men with long hair and beards, a bit like a Jesus I suppose. I think shepards can also be men with soft hair, and without a star. It makes them look more like the sheep they take care of, innocent and fluffy. George Orwell's "Animal Farm", a good read on how corruption can destroy any revolution!
There will also be a carrot ginger soup as a starter.

Friday, February 18, 2011


we are fully booked tonight, sorry!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

so nutty

How many nuts could you squeeze in a menu? Come and try us out! You can start with grilled aubergine, pistachio salad, then move on to lasagna, with nutty celeriac, spinach and roasted hazelnuts, and end it all with crunchy and smooth walnut bownie!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

thank you Nina

relight my fire

As we are closed tomorrow and we couldn't do a Valentine special, I decided to make something red today. It is a pasta with grilled peppers, sundried tomatoes,chilli pesto. Let the heat come!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

look alike

Hi there, this evening I'll be preparing Risoni (sort of pasta that looks like rice) with artichokes and fennel in a white wine sauce, as a starter there'll be a middle eastern flavoured soup and probably a brownie for a dessert.

Friday, January 28, 2011

magic mushrooms and a fairy tale

Living in a magic forest, with creatures common to fairy tales is one of the most popular children's phantasies. Our House is far from any kind of forest, for sure a magic one but that doesn't stop us to try to recreate a magic menu. You can start with an aromatic lentils soup, followed by pasta with different sorts of wild mushrooms, watch out some of them could be magic ;-) , and some kale in a cream sauce, if you are not feeling magic by then, there is still an apple and pear crumble, full of cinnamon heat and juicy raisins.
C you tonight!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

dancing king and queen

Dear Our House friends, I will not say anything but SURPRISE ! Hence the title, you are more then welcome to check it out,from thursday on by yourself.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

something russian, warm, and juicy

Tanja is staying with us for a month, she is spanish, her mother is russian. Tanja dances a lot. Couple of days ago  she made a russian pie filled with cabbage, it is called Pirog and it is delicious.  This evening I will prepare it as well, there will be something red with it so it looks nice.

Friday, January 14, 2011

jealousy slave

How many models actually diet?  Haven't heard that many do, let's face it the ones that do, very often  are the ones that are so obsessed of becoming one, thinking that those couple of pounds will make it or brake it, not realising that it is not that that cunts. Just look at our Aunt Jemima, she was far away from size zero, and still made it :-) Former slave Nancy Green, was the first oficial spokesperson for the Aunt Jemima pancake mix. She inpersonated the Aunt Jemima for more then 30 years.

 With all the respect to the famous Jemima's secret formula of the perfect pancake I will be making my own dough, with some spring onions mixed in it. Pancakes will be filled with spinach, mushrooms and feta, served with fennel rice and tomato corriander salsa. Join us!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

lost tomato

Holiday season is over, we are deep in the winter, even though today you wouldn't really say so. Not many tomatoes around at this time of the year that actually taste like tomatoes, luckily there are some real sun kissed tomatoes that were preserved last summer to keep us going through the winter. Our House 2011 season we,ll be opening with a vegetarian lasagna! Cheers

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

the boys are back in town

As you already might have heard we are back in town, holiday is over and we are happy to c you all back. Due to some minor organisational problems we will only go open on saturday the 8th of January,and not on thursday as we previously announced. From next week on our usual opening hours apply. Cheers