We, J.. and E.., the owners of 'Kottomissie',
have a Dutch/Surinam
background, hence the
The Chef, daughter D.., a very
experienced cook, but
cuisine, has been carefully tutored by
Eline in the secrets of
Surinam cuisine. All this is
reflected in the
extensive and very exciting menu, an interesting
mix between European
and South American spicy
a menu for
our little guests. 1
On two of the walls in the restaurant, russian artisan-artist Jura Ziwilja, who amongst others, has done restauration work at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, has spent months painting two captivating murals with motives from old Surinam. Also on display is a big doll from Surinam, dressed in a Kottomissie, giving the name to the restaurant.
'Kottomissie' means something like 'young girl's dress' and is a voluminous dress with many, many layers of material. Created some hundred years ago with the intention not to keep the young Surinam girls warm, hardly needed in a tropical climate, but rather a way for anxious mothers to keep men's eye away from young beautiful female bodies!!
Our restaurant is air-conditioned but we have a lovely shaded terrace as well. Besides our exciting menu, we have a comprehensive wine list, so visit us and treat yourself to something really special!