Amsterdam Kitchen & Bar at Saket has a wide range of European dishes
This is surely a good window to Amsterdam evolving as a modern European City with latest food trends and making the most of it. Bringing the experience to Delhi is a 28-year-old passionate foodie Sanuj Birla who has successfully tried to replicate the Amsterdam streets with Amsterdam Kitchen & Bar at DLF Mall, Saket.
The colourful vibrant interiors of Amsterdam Kitchen can be refreshing after a hectic day. As I scan the menu, the bartender serves me a cool cucumber mojito, ideal for the killer weather. The menu is understandably more European but is full of options. I request the chef to prepare a platter, one vegetarian and the other non-vegetarian, and he does it by including most of the signature dishes of Amsterdam Kitchen.
I start with the vegetarian one; it has a beautiful presentation. First I taste a spinach floret, it is flavoursome. The floret is crisp topped with three mushrooms dipped in balsamic sauce. Next comes a bruschetta, a nice finger food but it is the mushroom stuffed with three variants of cheese, jalapenos, onions and pepper which are delicious.
After tasting the vegetarian ones, I am tempted to try the non-vegetarian delicacies. Again, a beautiful platter. Chimichurri prawns served with papaya slaw turns out to be a nice combination. BBQ skewers are tender and well seasoned. Fiery wings, one of my favourites, is served with the BBQ and sour cream.
I even order a pizza named Pizza Pazza and surprisingly, it is one of the best pizzas I had in recent times. A perfect crust and well balanced toppings.
In my main course, I try out a pepper crusted tenderloin steak. A nearly well done steak with a perfect pinkish colour inside. Lamb Shanks served with cous cous is surely one of the dishes I will visit Amsterdam Kitchen for.
The only thing missing in the menu card is a dessert section. The chef says it is in the offing and dishes like waffles with chocolate dips will be available.
Meal for two - Rs.1200