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."

Want to know more about Sommelier Milou? Read the full article in the Maaspoort Magazine which can be picked up for free at De Maaspoort!

Reviews

This was for us the first time we were at your place and we are pleasantly surprised about the ambiance and the... Excellent food, especially the layout of the plates we found beautiful and the taste was even better, so to be repeated. Regards Annie and Peter.read more
Peter & Annie H.
Beautiful dishes and delicious food!
Monique W.
Nice and cozy restaurant, expanded with a modern lounge area where you can enjoy your drink... The food is well taken care of and the plates are real paintings. The food is carefully prepared down to the last detail and the dishes are true paintings.read more
xQlusive
Top location, super menu
Geert H.
Fine cuisine with a wide variety of flavorsGood wine and food adviceGood serviceVery definitely more than a visit... worthread more
Ger J.
Essen, Bedienung, Ambiente - Alles sehr gutHaben einen tollen Abend dort verlebt
Achim Z.
Delicious Delicious, attentive friendly professional service, the quality of the kitchen became even clearer after a... conversation with the chef about the "mackerel" in which his experience in various, I know, restaurants now comes out solo compliments for the entire brigade, Hans can be proud.read more
John H.
Extremely pampered. Every dish was awesome and looked fantastic.
Chantal J.
My favorite restaurant and venue for an evening of fine-dining!
Sjo D.
Just as delicious as ever. Fantastic ambiance where you can dine outside with nice weather.
jaap R.
It was a good life, until I came to this place 👏🏼
Rashid A.
Real home cooking on a high level! Beautiful ingredients, clear description and easy to conjure up on the plates at... festive way. Delicious!read more
Jolieke van der R.
Last Friday we picked up the 4-course menu for at home. What a treat to unpack the bag at home and have it ready to go.... make. Very well taken care of, easy to prepare with clear instructions and the taste was outstanding! We enjoyed ourselves.read more
Hellen R.
Delicious food with clear description in terms of preparation (only oven or hot water) and what I liked was that there was... A clear description of how the plate should be made. That gives you more of a restaurant feeling instead of just putting it on the plate. Food was delicious and nice detail to have a Spotify list there. All in all a delicious and restaurant worthy meal at home!read more
Joep S.
We really enjoyed the @home Christmas dinner that we were able to serve with the very clear instructions... that we received on paper. Also the amuse box was very surprising also the way of packing the boxes and the red ribbons. The flavors were surprising. Team Cabillaud you have done a great job until next time.read more
Harpert C.
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