One of my favorite meals in Amsterdam was our last lunch before flying out. Restaurant Breda was recommended by the bartender at the Pulitzer Hotel bar and it was a great suggestion. It was the most beautiful day so we were able to sit outside overlooking the canal and enjoy a leisurely last meal. Word of warning, service everywhere we went in Amsterdam was relatively slow, so plan ahead if you have somewhere to be! Breda let's you choose between a set menu of 3, 4 or 5 courses. We opted for the 3 course and it still took close to 2 hours! However, for under $50 with 2 glasses of wine it was a phenomenal deal for the delicious and perfectly executed food experience.
The wines were also a treat. As it was lunchtime and a sunny day, I opted for the Alsatian Pinot Blanc from Ruhlmann Dirringer. Light and refreshing, these wines tend to be lower in alcohol which makes for a nice mid-day sipper.
The wine is made by a 4th generation wine-producing family in the northern part of Alsace. Natural winemaking procedures allow for the terroir and vines to show through. This wine in particular showed notes of stone fruit: apricots and peaches and a freshness that made it a great food wine.
|Amuse-bouche of starters|
|Crudo for the first course|
|The most amazing bite of beef with truffles, roasted mushrooms and onions|
|A cleansing bite of strawberry granita|
|The best dessert of the trip: deconstructed cheesecake with white chocolate gelato|
More eats coming your way with a full "where we ate" post later this week!