Sommelier Milou Alberts

How did you get started as a sommelier?
"I started my hospitality education in Eindhoven and then I continued my studies in Apeldoorn at the academy for gastronomy. After my training I started working in Steijl, Roermond and now for 2 years in Venlo at Cabillaud."

Why did you choose this subject?
"Actually, the reason is quite simple. I was always impressed and interested in food and drink. When I discovered that I could make this my profession I started to do so."

How do you select new wines?
"I sometimes select new wines based on a dish but sometimes we also make a dish based on a wine. That way we look at the main ingredients, things that really stand out and where a wine fits perfectly. Because we go for the 9+ experience, we always organize a test cooking day with our team before we serve a new menu. Then chef Wouter cooks the dish and we taste this dish together with the selected wines. Often the wine matches perfectly but sometimes I find out that it's not a good match and I choose another wine. This way we ensure that our guests have the ultimate taste experience."

What ultimate wine tip would you like to give?

"Always serve red wine slightly colder (best temperature is between 16 and 18 degrees). Often red wine is served at room temperature but if it's warm outside, or the environment you're in, the wine will quickly become heavy and alcoholic. It just so happens that the wine in the glass always gets a little warmer. My tip would therefore be to put the red wine in the fridge half an hour before you are going to serve it. This way it will get colder. If you then waltz your glass it warms up again a bit and so you have the wine at the perfect temperature."

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Reviews

Nice and calm place with outdoor
Bary B.
Very cozy and delicious restaurant 😋 . Staff very friendly and professional, are busy with their work .... All dishes were top notch and delicious in taste. Interior of the place is beautiful. We ate on the shoot terrace which when the temperature is right is blissful to eat at sunset. Everything was perfect.read more
patrick van den B.
Delicious dishes with surprising ingredients and carefully chosen wines that go nicely with the dishes. Beautiful... location on the edge of the Meuse River.read more
René G.
Last night again we enjoyed the dishes, the wines, the service and the whole ambiance of Cabillaud immensely. We... have been coming there for years and every night is another huge culinary delight, thanks to the top team at Cabillaud!read more
Arjan L.
What a wonderful time we had. Super food and top service. The matching wine package ensured that... it all became even more delicious. We would love to come back again. Highly recommended!read more
Jeroen P.
Delicious food, everything was presented as a beautiful work of art. Flavors of the dishes fit well together... complemented by a nice glass of wine. Especially that salmon was really well prepared. Service could be a little less businesslike and more casual. Because of the high ceiling less cozy, but nice lighting.read more
Michel Ten C.
Delicious food. Delicious amuses and dishes with lots of different flavor combinations. Also for my lactose... intolerance were offered excellent alternatives. Service was fantastic.read more
Dionne V.
Incredibly delicious food, a beautiful place and very friendly and professional service!
Lindsay P.
Great dinner before the Titanic performance yesterday. Delicious flavors, beautiful presentation and very relaxed atmosphere.... Compliments!read more
Lin K.
What a treat, excellent food, delicious matching drinks and a very nice atmosphere! Oh yes,... And the service is very knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. Very much worth a visit!read more
Ilka K.
Few words to waste, just the best restaurant of the city of Venlo
Marcel L.
Fine, friendly, people with expertise. Delicious food. Definitely going back there.
Patrick B.
Wow, delicious food, every dish a picture and so tasty. Had a very nice culinary evening. Thanks for the super... service and hospitality team Cabillaud.read more
Marielle W.
First time.Perfect...the food and definitely the friendlyPersonnel compliment.
Martin from E.
Together with my husband (Clauw) we had a delicious meal, service was top, to be repeated. The... worth a short trip from Antwerp.read more
Hilde C.
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