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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had a lovely dinner tonight in this cozy peaceful setting.The 3 course dinner was besides a delight to the... eye . also delicious , surprising , in terms of taste.The hospitality of the staff provided an important part in the experience of this culinary evening.To be repeated!read more
Mariette Gaal - van D.
Few words about it,Just the best restaurant in the city of Venlo
Marcel L.
Top! Excellent, with passionA wonderful evening, thank you
Peter van D.
Delicious food. Knowledgeable service. Chef at table had finished it off.
Thijs van de V.
Guido van de V.
Yesterday with colleagues and partners, over a delicious dinner, ended the year. 5 stars from me,... thickly deserved!read more
Jort T.
Wonderful dishes; both taste and layout. Fine service; patient and knowledgeable.
Marjolein K.
First impression. pleasant ambiance, friendly welcome and stylish decor. Dined comfortably in one of the... round benches, which in itself is cozy sitting. The service was up to par. We had something to celebrate, so the five of us enjoyed a nice bottle of champagne, followed by the six-course menu with accompanying wines. Excellent wine and food combinations, really top! And believe me we are used to some ;-) favorite was the Rendang of pointed cabbage with coconut and pork belly. An explosion of flavor, especially in combination with the Riesling that was served with it! In short, enjoyed a wonderful evening. All praise for the team of Cabillaud. The pearl of Venlo. So do it!read more
Jeffrey De W.
Beautiful and attractive restaurant, expanded with a modern lounge area on the roof terrace where you can enjoy your... You can enjoy a drink during the beautiful sunset over the river Maas. Unique!The food is done to perfection and the prepared plates are true paintings.Everywhere is thought about and flavors are telling!read more
Delicious food yesterday, surprising menu!
f K.
Last night again -how could it be otherwise- enjoyed all the wonderful things Cabillaud has to offer (dishes,... service and ambiance)! For the first time with the new chef and again top! Continuous quality assured! See you soon again!read more
Ilka K.
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 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 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.