There is an error in the caption of Van Gogh's famous painting 'Red coals and onions'. They are not onions at all, but garlic. Chef Ernst de Witte of Restaurant Feu in Utrecht discovered this and contacted the Van Gogh Museum to report the error. After investigation by the research team, the museum corrected the caption.
There is an error in the caption of Van Gogh's famous painting 'Red coals and onions'. They are not onions at all, but garlic. Chef Ernst de Witte of Restaurant Feu discovered this and contacted the Van Gogh Museum to report the error. After investigation by the research team, the museum corrected the caption. This gave de Witte inspiration for the kitchen and created a dish based on the now renamed painting: 'Red coals and garlic'.
The visit to the Van Gogh museum was more than half a year ago. De Witte explains, 'I was looking at a beautiful painting by Van Gogh, depicting red cabbages and garlic. But when I looked at a sign next to it, it said 'Red coals and onions'. I strongly believed that this was not the case and contacted the Van Gogh Museum.' The art lover's findings were taken seriously and the museum called in the research team to investigate. 'They even had an independent researcher look at it! And then I was right. They have officially changed the name of Vincent van Gogh's painting from 'Red cabbages and onions' to 'Red coals and garlic',' says de Witte.
The chef liked this so much that he dived into the kitchen and created a dish based on red cabbage and garlic. In his open-fire restaurant Feu in Utrecht, the dish of puffed garlic cream, stewed and grilled red cabbage, and herbal oil of absinthe and lemon balm is on the menu. A beer is served with it, also brewed with fennel seed and absinthe. Not a strange combination for the true Van Gogh connoisseur: Absinthe was, after all, Van Gogh's favorite drink. And the dish? This is also seen as a favorite by many guests. And it's not just about the story."
Image : Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)
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