Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Restaurant De Kas

I recently dined at De Kas, a restaurant and nursery located in a spectacular greenhouse that used to be the Amsterdam City Greenery, dating back to 1926. The restaurant is reached by a small path off the main road and the dining room, designed by Piet Boon, features a 26 foot high glass ceiling. 

The restaurant grows their own herbs and vegetables on-site in the greenhouse, which the founder and owner toils in every day. What is not grown on site is sourced from farmers and local suppliers from around Amsterdam. 

The greenhouse offers one daily set menu only at 49.50 euro, which includes a selection of small starters, main dish and dessert (no a la carte options). A two course lunch menu is also available during the day for 39 euro. As expected, the menu changes almost daily depending on what is sourced that day. 

We had a seafood soup, vegetables, salad, fish, a cheese board and a lovely trifle dessert that featured a very interesting carrot sorbet.

There are several different dining areas: Chef's table inside the kitchen, main dining room, bar table, greenhouse, business table, outdoor patio and garden room. Any of these spaces are lovely and I highly suggest a visit to this unique venue. 

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