Rode pollepel

Dinner 24-06-2015: DeRodePollepels menu!

Coming Wednesday an authentic vegan Italian dinner at Witte de Withstraat cooked with our vegetables and fruits.


First course

Home-made wholemeal lagane* with chickpeas and parsley
*Lagane is a type of fresh home-made pasta used in local cuisine from Southern Italy, especially in Basilicata and in other predominantly rural regions. They are made with flour, water, and salt, and are generally used in combination with legumes. Lagane and chickpeas is a very old recipe of the peasant cuisine of Southern Italy which dates back at least to first century BC. In the second half of the XIX century, it came to be known as the “Brigand’s dish”.

Second course

Aubergine escalopes with fresh tomato sauce, and fresh mixed salad – served with home-made sourdough bread


Spiced apple compote (with cinnamon and star anise) – served with fresh home-made apple juice


If you missed our debut dinner and want to try delicious vegetarian Italian food at popular prices… come and join us at our encore!

When: Wednesday 24 June 2015, from 18:00 to 22:00
Where: DHiT’s café, Witte de Withstraat 119, 2518 CS Den Haag

Following the great success of their debut dinner, on Wednesday 24 June 2015, le Cucchiarelle Rosse (Dutch: de Rode Pollepels) re-open the door of their ‘rebel kitchen’ at the DHiT – Den Haag in Transitie’s café.

From 18:00 to 22:00, we will serve good, healthy and nutritious food based on recipes belonging to the tradition of popular Italian cuisine. For us, this is a way to ‘reclaim’ Italian food – often presented as ‘luxury’ food – and make it accessible to everyone!

We offer a vegetarian/vegan dinner based on a fixed menu including three courses: a first course of home-made pasta, a second course with a selection of main- and side-dishes prepared with fresh local vegetables and served with home-made bread, and a dessert prepared with fresh local fruit.

Our pasta and bread are home-made because we want to start reducing our dependency on industrialised processed food available in supermarkets. All fresh fruit and vegetables used to prepare our meals come from lekkernassûh – lokaal voedsel Den Haag’s market, a platform which shares with us the aims of (re-)localising food chains and making good, healthy and fair food accessible to everyone in the town of Den Haag. We also provide water and a juice prepared with fresh local fruit. Customers who want to are welcome to bring additional drinks!
Our food and drinks is served at a fixed price of 10€ (no pin), calculated taking into account only the cost of the food and of other products used to prepare the dinner and a fair remuneration for the labour involved in preparing and serving it. Additional donations are welcome and will be used to finance the future development of our project and/or the activities of our hosts and friends: Lekker Nassûh and Den Haag in Transitie!

***We provide food for a maximum of 40 people. So, if you are planning to join us, don’t forget to contact us to reserve a meal!

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

For more information on the project, visit our Facebook page:

Le Cucchiarelle Rosse
Mobile: 06-8717.5657 (Giulio)