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We had a very nice evening in this restaurant. Situated at Ferdinand Bol Straat nrs 18 and 20, within walking distance from the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Brewery and the famous Albert-Cuyp-Markt, this is a nice medium sized place with tables from cosy two seaters to groups of 25. The space is well designed, with a bar to one side, and openly visible kitchen behind glass, modern fireplaces and other design elements strategically placed throughout.
More than once throughout the evening, we had to be a bit pushy to get the waitress’s attention, but once we were served our food, it all did not matter any more.
We were treated to an amuse of lobster soup with artichoc hearts and Dutch crab.
Some of us took the three-course menu of the day, others only two courses. I had a main course of a stew of boar with pasta and butter pumpkin, which was delicious. With that, I enjoyed a glas of red Chateau de Valcombe. For desert I ordered “half” a portion of the cheese platter, which is served to the guests on a wagon, with dates, pumpernickel bread and apple-pear syrup. You could choose from the platter of six or seven cheeses. The enthusiastic waitress showed off all her cheese knowledge, which was extensive, contrary to her geography, as she insisted the amazing Shropshire Blue was from Scotland. ;o)
My colleagues were also very satisfied with their various dishes.
We finished off the evening with coffee, cocktails and dessert wine.
All in all a very nice place to come and eat, or just have a few drinks and a quality snack.
30 EUR buy you the three course meal, starters between 5 and 9 EUR, main courses around 19 EUR, dersserts between 5 and 10 EUR. Thursday evening is cocktail evening at 5 EUR a piece.
Technically, I’ve already been here before, but it’s been 13 years since I last visited the place where my grandmother used to live and where I still have relatives. My cousin will celebrate his 50th birthday on Easter Sunday, so I have already booked a plane to Frankfurt and will most definitely make it here this year.
Bamberg is beautiful and I have a lot of vague memories which need re-visiting. My favourite German children’s movie, “Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer” (“The flying class room”) was filmed here, as well.
I am really looking forward to Easter, now!