Wild stew Amsterdam fallow deer
with atjar of red cabbage & compote of sour apple
Near Amsterdam in the Amsterdams Waterleidingduinen area, an average of 3000 fallow deer live in the wild. The area is managed by the Waternet government. Waternet’s forest rangers have been licensed to shoot fallow deer annually between November and March to manage the population. Wildlife specialist Pieter van Meel in Amsterdam processes these deer for poulterers and catering in Amsterdam.
At L’invité, they serve sustainable local game meat between December and February. For the take-away we make a special game stew, of which we share the recipe with ingredients and preparation method.